The fraction 1/2 is greater than 1/3, because 1/2 = 0.5 > 0.333 = 1/3. So 1/3 is less than 1/2. In this post, we will compare 1/2 and 1/3.

We will now compare the fractions 1/2 and 1/3.

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## Which Fraction is Greater 1/2 or 1/3

We can compare the fractions 1/2 and 1/3 by converting them to decimals. Note that

$\dfrac{1}{2}=0.5$ $\dfrac{1}{3}=0.333$ |

Now let us compare the decimals 0.5 and 0.333. As 0.333 < 0.5, we conclude that the fraction 1/2 is greater than 1/3.

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## Is 1/2 Bigger Than 1/3

**Answer:** Yes, 1/2 is bigger than 1/3.

**Explanation:**

Let us follow the below steps in order to conclude which fraction is bigger between 1/2 and 1/3.

**Step 1:** Finding Common Denominator.

The denominators of 1/2 and 1/3 are respectively 2 and 3. To compare 1/2 and 1/3, we will convert these fractions to equivalent fractions with common denominator = least common multiple (LCM) of 2 and 3.

We now find the LCM of 2 and 3.

The multiples of 2 are 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, etcThe multiples of 3 are 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, etc. |

So 6 is least number which is the multiple of both 2 and 3. In other words,

LCM (2, 3) = 6.

**Step 2:** Convert to Equivalent Fractions with Common Denominator

In this step, we convert 1/2 and 1/3 to equivalent fractions with common denominator 6 = LCM (2, 3).

For 1/2, multiply the numerator and the denominator by 3 to make the denominator 6.

$\dfrac{1}{2} = \dfrac{1 \times 3}{2 \times 3} = \dfrac{3}{6}$.

For 1/3, multiply the numerator and the denominator by 2 to make the denominator 6.

$\dfrac{1}{3} = \dfrac{1 \times 2}{3 \times 2} = \dfrac{2}{6}$.

**Step 3:** Now compare the numerators.

As 2 < 3, we have that

$\dfrac{2}{6} < \dfrac{3}{6}$.

This implies that

$\dfrac{1}{3} < \dfrac{1}{2}$.

### Therefore, the fraction 1/2 is greater than 1/3.

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## FAQs

**Q1: Which fraction is greater? 1/2 or 1/3**

Answer: 1/2 = 0.5 and 1/3 = 0.333. As 0.333 < 0.5, the fraction 1/2 is greater than 1/3.

**Q2: Is 1/3 less than 1/2?**

Answer: Yes, 1/3 is less than 1/2. This is because 1/3 = 0.333 < 0.5 = 1/2.

**Q3: Is one-third more than one-half?**

Answer: One-half is more than one-third. Because, 1/2 and 1/3 respectively be equivalent to fractions 3/6 and 2/6, and 3/6 > 2/6.

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