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# what is larger  3/8  or  5/16

$\frac{3}{8} ... \frac{5}{16}$ First, find the least common denominator between the two. Since 8 is a factor of 16, the LCD is 16. $\frac{3*2}{8*2}$ $\frac{3}{8}= \frac{6}{16}$ Now, you can compare the numerators. $6>5$ Since 6 is greater than 5, you know that $\frac{6}{16} > \frac{5}{16}$. Therefore, we now know that $\frac{3}{8}$ is larger.
$\frac{3}{8}=\frac{3\codt2}{8\cdot2}=\frac{6}{16} > \frac{5}{16}\\\\Answer:\frac{3}{8}\ is\ larger\ than\ \frac{5}{16}.$