# A blue paper clip is 1/6 inch wide. A silver paper clip is 3/8 inch wide, and a red paper clip is 1/3 inch wide. What color paper clip has the smallest width?

Mar 7, 2018

The blue paper clip has the smallest width.

#### Explanation:

Set them all to the same common denominator. The common denominator is 24.

$\frac{1}{6} = \frac{4}{24}$

$\frac{3}{8} = \frac{9}{24}$

$\frac{1}{3} = \frac{8}{24}$

$\frac{4}{24}$ is the smallest fraction of the three, thus making $\frac{1}{6}$ the smallest width.