# Comparing and Ordering Fractions, Decimals and Percents

There may be questions on the GED math test that require you to compare or order numbers in two or three different formats (fraction, decimal or percent). The trick here is to convert them all to the same format, then it will be easy to compare them.

For example, if you were told that Shauna collected 75% of a bucket of strawberries, Jackson collected 4/5 of a bucket and Tina collected 0.3 buckets and that you had to put them in order from least to greatest, how would you solve?

To be able to compare them, convert all to decimals (you could convert them into whatever format you’re most comfortable).

The correct order is

.30, .75, .8

or

Tina, Shauna, Jackson

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• #### Jordan

###### January 5, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Sorry but I need to know how to do problems like 1 3/8, 1.3, and 1 4/9 in fraction form

• #### Todd

###### June 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm

You would change those into improper fractions

• #### Delores

###### July 10, 2012 at 8:33 pm

you would change them into improper fractions then what.

• #### Ziyi

###### July 14, 2012 at 9:26 am

Then you can see their order more clearly. Just put everything into one kind of number, fractions, decimals, percents, and it’s easy to put them in order.

• #### Ziyi

###### July 14, 2012 at 9:34 am

I would change those all to decimals. 1 3/8 = 1.(3÷8)= 1.375
1 4/9 = 1.(4÷9) = 1.44

So the order is 1.3 1.375 1.44

• #### guilaumefabrice

###### February 5, 2014 at 9:58 am

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• #### Cindy

###### December 5, 2012 at 5:55 am

Is .30,.75,.8 Least to gratest?

• #### Ziyi

###### January 22, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Yep. It might make it clearer if you make them all have the same number of digits and just get rid of the decimal point.

.8 = .80

So it’s clear:

30<75<80
75 is bigger than 30 and 80 is bigger than 75.

• #### Mia

###### December 11, 2012 at 10:01 pm

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• #### sara

###### January 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm

how would i change 4/8 to a decimal then to a percent also how would you do this problem fraction_______decimal.55 to a percent_________

• #### Ziyi

###### January 22, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Check here:

Or you could just think that 4 is half of 8 so: .5, 1/2 or 50%

• #### Anfionette Smith

###### April 27, 2013 at 7:04 am

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• #### Greenlee

###### April 6, 2016 at 4:22 pm

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• #### Greenlee

###### April 6, 2016 at 4:23 pm

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