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#1 2017-06-30 23:40:35

Zeeshan 01
Registered: 2016-07-22
Posts: 674

Least value in decimal

4.Which of the following is the least?
A.     0.105
B.     0.501
C.     0.015
D.    0.15

And tell which is big in decimal?
is 0.105 is big or 0.501 (ignoring other options)

Last edited by Zeeshan 01 (2018-06-15 19:39:54)



#2 2017-06-30 23:53:17

Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 25,352

Re: Least value in decimal


C is the least (0.015); Second part : 0.501 is bigger of the two.

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#3 2017-07-01 00:43:00

bob bundy
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 8,371

Re: Least value in decimal

hi Zeeshan 01

A.     0.105
B.     0.501
C.     0.015
D.    0.15

Check the largest digit first.

units:  all have a zero so go on to the tenths digit  0.x

C has a zero.  The others all have a bigger tenths digit so C is smallest.

Another example:

A   0.035
B   0.041
C   0.0356
D   0.0305

Check units:

All have a zero.

Check tenths (0.x):

All have a zero again.

Check hundredths (0,0x)

A has a 3, B has a 4, C has a 3, D has a 3.  So reject B but keep looking at the thousandth digits (0.00x) for A, C and D.

A has a 5, C has a 5, D has a zero.  So D is the smallest.

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