Complete three-eighths compared to
eight sixteenths using less than, equal to, or greater than.
To compare these two fractions,
we’ll first need to find a common denominator. If I multiply eight by two, I get
16. And if I multiply the denominator
eight by two, I also need to multiply the numerator three by two. Three times two is six. Three-eighths is equal to six
Since eight sixteenths already had a
denominator of 16, we bring it down. And now, we can compare six sixteenths
to eight sixteenths. Six is less than eight and that
makes six sixteenths less than eight sixteenths.
The missing symbol is the less than