# Is #2/5# the same as #5/8# ?

##### 3 Answers

Apr 6, 2017

No

#### Explanation:

Convert

#2/5*8/8=16/40#

#5/8*5/5=25/40#

Clearly,

Apr 8, 2017

No

#### Explanation:

When

#a/b=c/d" "# if and only if#" "ad=bc#

In our example:

#2*8 = 16 != 25=5*5#

So:

#2/5 != 5/8#

Apr 8, 2017

A sort of cheat way:

#### Explanation:

If

Consider

If the answer is less than 1 then 5/8 is bigger.

If the answer is more that 1 the 5/8 is maller.

So