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anonymous
 5 years ago
I need help with my fractions homework. It is 5th grade math.
anonymous
 5 years ago
I need help with my fractions homework. It is 5th grade math.

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sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hey =). ok so give an example problem to give me an idea of what you're struggling with

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well, I am Comparing and Ordering fractions, Mixed Numbers, and Decimals.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Can you explain it to me.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hahahah homeworkhelpgirl... made a new account

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so 5 1/3 means 5 , and then 1/3 of 1

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0in decimal form, that means 5.333333333

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

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sandra can you help me with regression when you're finished please?

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but conceptually, you can see that 5 1/3 is less than six, because 5 1/3 = 5 + 1/3 (which is less than one), and 6.7 means 5 + 1.7 (which is more than one)

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sorry briibaby, too advanced for me!

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0another way to compare them is to turn them both into fractions

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but let's see some other sample problems too

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0for example, what is bigger, 1/2 or 1/3?

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0nope, it's just the bottom number is bigger. let me show you how to compare

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0to compare fractions, it helps to find what's called a common denominator

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0for example, if I asked you what's bigger, 1/3, or 2/3, what would you say?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Wait :) I have some numbers with decimals with them!

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok but 2/3 is bigger than 1/3, because the top number is bigger in 2/3 than 1/3  and they're fractions out of the same overall unit (3's)

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but go ahead and post another example with decimals

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

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well, it's easiest to make it so some power of 10 is on the bottom

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0for example, 1/10 = .1 , 1/100 = .01, 1/1000 = .001 The rule is, you're allowed to move the decimal one to the left with each zero that's on the bottom

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well, 1/10 is another way of writing "one divided by ten"

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and when I divide by some power of 10  for example 10, 100, 1000, 2000, all that means is moving the decimal point one to the left

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so 1 divided by 10 is .1

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I just move the point one to the left

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0multiplying by some power of 10 means I get to move the decimal point one to the right, and add a zero

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so 1 x 10 = 10 (added one zero), 2 x 100 = 200 (I get to add two zeros), and 6.7 x 10 = 67 (I get to move the decimal point to the right)

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so there are two ways to compare a decimal and a fraction

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0one way would be to convert the fraction to a decimal  and then compare them

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0another way would be to convert the decimal to a fraction, and then compare those fractions

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I imagine they want you to learn the second approach

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0now to compare fractions, as I was saying earlier, you need to find what's called a "common denominator"
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