# Is 5/10 greater than 8/3?

To compare two fractions, such as 5/10 and 8/3, there are two main common methods: the first one involves finding a common denominator, and the other one is to convert the fractions directly into decimal values.

## 1) Using the same denominator

- Multiply the numerator of the first fraction with the denominator of the second fraction: 5 × 3 = 15
- Multiply the numerator of the second fraction with the denominator of the first fraction 8 × 10 = 80
- Multiply the denominators of both fractions together: 10 × 3 = 30
- Rewrite both fractions with the new common denominator:
- 5/10 = 15/30
- 8/3 = 80/30

With a common denominator, the comparison becomes much simpler.

Since 15 is smaller than 80, we can conclude that 5/10 is **less** than 8/3.

## 2) Converting to decimal

We can also simply convert the fractions into decimal values:

- 5 divided by 10 is equal to 0.5
- 8 divided by 3 is equal to 2.6666666666667

Since 0.5 is smaller than 2.6666666666667, it means that 5/10 is **less** than 8/3.