# Which is bigger, one fourth of 16 or one third of 24?

Jun 29, 2018

$\text{one third of 24}$

#### Explanation:

$\text{one fourth of 16} = \frac{1}{4} \times 16 = 4$

$\text{one third of 24 } = \frac{1}{3} \times 24 = 8$

Jun 29, 2018

One third of 24

#### Explanation:

Compute these. The first number is:

$\frac{1}{4} \times 16 = 4$

The second number is:

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

Naturally one third of 24 is greater than one fourth of 16.

$8 > 4$