## Arranging Fractions in Descending Order: 1/5, 3/4, 7/8, and 1/2

To arrange the fractions 1/5, 3/4, 7/8, and 1/2 in descending order (from largest to smallest), we need to find a common denominator. Here's how:

**1. Finding the Least Common Multiple (LCM) of the denominators:**

The denominators are 5, 4, 8, and 2. The LCM of these numbers is 40.

**2. Converting each fraction to an equivalent fraction with the denominator of 40:**

**1/5:**Multiply both numerator and denominator by 8: (1 x 8) / (5 x 8) = 8/40**3/4:**Multiply both numerator and denominator by 10: (3 x 10) / (4 x 10) = 30/40**7/8:**Multiply both numerator and denominator by 5: (7 x 5) / (8 x 5) = 35/40**1/2:**Multiply both numerator and denominator by 20: (1 x 20) / (2 x 20) = 20/40

**3. Arranging the fractions in descending order:**

Now that all the fractions have the same denominator, we can easily compare their numerators:

- 35/40
- 30/40
- 20/40
- 8/40

Therefore, the fractions arranged in descending order are:

**7/8, 3/4, 1/2, 1/5**