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anonymous
 4 years ago
Which value is farther from zero: 4 1/3 or 4.3? explain
anonymous
 4 years ago
Which value is farther from zero: 4 1/3 or 4.3? explain

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If you mean \(\Large 4.\bar 3\) (i.e. 4.3333...) then they are the same distance away from zero. Otherwise, 4 1/3 is farther away, since 4.33333... is greater than 4.3. Think of them as being on a number line  the magnitude of their value is how far away they are from 0.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0How is 4 1/3 4.3 though?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It's not. It's not saying that 4 1/3 = 4.3  but its distance from 0 is the same (again I'm assuming we're talking about 4.333... here). Think of all real numbers as being a particular distance from 0. If you take their absolute value  which is their magnitude  then it gives you the 'distance' they are from 0. Think of a number line of all real numbers, with 0 at the centre, all negative numbers being on the left and all positive numbers on the right. If you take 4 1/3 (which is 4.333...) then you move 4.333... places to the left of 0. If you take 4.333... then you move 4.333... places to the right of 0. They're not the same number, but they're the same magnitude, the same distance from 0.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh ok thank yyou so much?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No worries. Hopefully it helps a bit. Google "number line" if you're struggling to visualise the concept.
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