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anonymous
 5 years ago
Which one is bigger, 5 3/4 or 5.825???
anonymous
 5 years ago
Which one is bigger, 5 3/4 or 5.825???

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So remember that with a mixed fraction, you can convert the fractional part to a decimal and just add. 3/4 as a decimal is 0.75, and 5+0.75=5.75. Should be easier to compare now :)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Can you explain this on a 5th grader's level?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0To compare the two kinds of numbers (mixed fraction and decimal), it's easier to have them both be in the same form. One way to do it in this case is to convert \(5\frac{3}{4}\) to a decimal. \(5\frac{3}{4}\) is the same as \(5+\frac{3}{4}\). Since 5 is already a decimal, all you have to do is convert \(\frac{3}{4}\) into a decimal. You can do this by plugging it in your calculator and finding the result is 0.75. Adding 5 and 0.75 gives you 5.75, so the question now becomes, is 5.75 bigger than 5.825, or not?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh!!! So 5.75 is bigger?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well... what happens if you subtract 5.825 from 5.75?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Not quite. Let's take a step back. What happens if you subtract five from 5.75? Remember that 5 is the same as 5.00 (the zeros after the decimal don't matter), so it's the same as: \[ \begin{align*} 5&.75 5&.00 \end{align*} \]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[ \begin{align} 5&.75\\ 5&.00 \end{align} \]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Don't forget to drop down the decimal point!

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Exactly. Now what happens if you subtract 5 from 5.825?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If you're having trouble, do the same thing I did above. This would look like: \[ \begin{align} 5&.825\\ 5&.000 \end{align} \] Since the 0s don't matter again.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The poor decimal point got left out again :)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Now you've got 0.825 and 0.75. Can you see which of those is bigger?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Excellent! Now, you subtracted 5 from both 5.825 and from 5.75 to get 0.825 and 0.75. So since 0.825 is bigger than 0.75, what does that say about which one is bigger between 5.825 and 5.75?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.05.825 is bigger than 5 3/4?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes! Sorry, went away for a bit.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Can you help me some more?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0How do add fractions?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okay, to add fractions you need to make sure they have the same denominator. Can you give me two example ones you need to add?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.01/2 and 5/9? I have to write it as a mixed number in simplest form.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You are a great toutor :)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okay. So like I said, the first step is making sure they have the same denominator. To do that, first you have to understand that if I multiply a fraction by a number over itself, then it stays the same. So, as an example, if I were to multiply a fraction by \(\frac{3}{3}\) or \(\frac{5}{5}\) or \(\frac{9}{9}\), then it would stay the same. Are you clear with that?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Nope! I am only in 5th grade.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So what do you get if you divide two by two?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Exactly. And if you divide three by three, or four by four, or 17 by 17, you still get one, right?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Awesome. And what happens if you multiply a number by one?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Does this have something to do with fractions?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Sorry, that was rude :(

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Can you please contuine?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm sorry, my Internet died :/ If you still want help, I'm willing to continue now that it's back up.
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