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#1 2006-06-04 08:13:14

babyangel1972
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Registered: 2005-12-12
Posts: 18

fractions

Can you show me how to complete these problems.....the work involved

1.  3/4 is _____ to .75
a. <     b, >   c, =    d,  /




2.  .45 is ______ to 1/3
a. <     b. >    c. =    d.  /

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#2 2006-06-04 08:24:27

Mozartmoses
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Registered: 2006-04-26
Posts: 10

Re: fractions

1) Convert 3/4 into decimal, we will get 0.75. This equal to .75 Therefore the answers is c.

2) Convert 1/3 into decimal, we will get .3333..... , Therefore .45 > .3333.... Therefore the answer is b.


With regards
Moses

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#3 2006-06-04 11:13:16

Ricky
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Registered: 2005-12-04
Posts: 3,791

Re: fractions

Or you can convert the decimal into a fraction.  Take the decimal, and put it over a 1 and 0's so that the number of 0's is the same as the number of decimal places.  For example:

0.75 is 75/100

0.33928 is 33928/100000


"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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