Explain how you can use a number line to show that 5/8 is greater than 3/8

Place both numbers on the number line. The numbers are, in this order, 0, 1/8, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4, 7/8 and 1. You see, 5/8 comes after 3/8, so 5/8 is greater.

For this case, what you must do is place both numbers in a number line.

The largest number will be the number that is located farthest from the number 0.

We observe that the number that is furthest from zero is 5/8.

Therefore, it is fulfilled:

\( \frac{5}{8}> \frac{3}{8} \)


See attached image to see the numeric line.