JazzyPoowh 3 years ago place the fraction in order from least to greatest ,

1. JazzyPoowh

3/7 1/3 2/5 and 3/8

2. myininaya

$\frac{3}{7}, \frac{1}{3}, \frac{2}{5}, \frac{3}{8}$ You could find a common denominator What do 7,3,5, and 8 divide? You could force a common denominator and just take all of their denominators and multiply them to find a common denominator like so: $\frac{3}{7}=\frac{3}{7} \cdot \frac{3}{3} \cdot \frac{5}{5} \cdot \frac{8}{8}$ $\frac{1}{3}=\frac{1}{3} \cdot \frac{7}{7} \cdot \frac{5}{5} \cdot \frac{8}{8}$ $\frac{2}{5}=\frac{2}{5} \cdot \frac{7}{7} \cdot \frac{3}{3} \cdot \frac{8}{8}$ $\frac{3}{8}=\frac{3}{8} \cdot \frac{7}{7} \cdot \frac{3}{3} \cdot \frac{5}{5}$ Since all the denominators are the same, all you have to do is compare the tops. The tops of: $\frac{3(3)(5)(8)}{7(3)(5)(8)} , \frac{1(7)(5)(8)}{3(7)(5)(8)}, \frac{2(7)(3)(8)}{5(7)(3)(8)}, \frac{3(7)(3)(5)}{8(7)(3)(5)}$

3. myininaya

So which is the least: 3(3)(5)(8) , 1(7)(5)(8), 2(7)(3)(8) , 3(7)(3)(5)

4. myininaya

Multiply first. This may be more revealing to you.

5. myininaya

You could also write each fraction as a decimal. These are the two ways I prefer.