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WhiteFlower
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@JBrightman3 Which fraction falls between
5

14 and
5

7?
(Now the answers)
13

14

2

7

3

14

4

7
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WhiteFlower Group Title
@JBrightman3 Which fraction falls between 5  14 and 5  7? (Now the answers) 13  14  2  7  3  14  4  7
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JBrightman3 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Well, 5/14 is about equal to 0.357, and 5/7 is about equal to 0.714. 13 / 14 = 0.929 2 / 7 = 0.286 3 / 14 = 0.214 4 / 7 = 0.571 So out of those numbers, which do you think is the correct answer?
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Calcmathlete Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Think of it this way. \[\text{Which fraction falls between} \frac{5}{14} \text{and } \frac{10}{14}?\]\[\text{Choices } A.\frac{13}{14} \space B.\frac{4}{14} \space C.\frac{3}{14} \space D.\frac{8}{14}\]
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WhiteFlower Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Uhh Mmmmm I think its D ?!?!
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Calcmathlete Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Yup :)
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WhiteFlower Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yay!!! ^.^
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JBrightman3 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
That's right! :)
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asnaseer Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Calcmathlete has shown the correct way of approaching this type of problem  make all the denominators the same  then just compare the numerators.
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JBrightman3 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Well, @asnaseer, you can find the answer either way. I just wanted to make it simpler for her. When you have the actual values of the fractions, it is easier to see the correct answer.
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WhiteFlower Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Thanks guys!! ^.^
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Calcmathlete Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Glad to help :)
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asnaseer Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@JBrightman3 you really think converting these fractions to /approx/ decimals is simpler?
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JBrightman3 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I just used a calculator and found each answer in less the a minute, so it was simple for me. :)
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JBrightman3 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
@WhiteFlower, do you know how to change the denominators of fractions?
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WhiteFlower Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yeah :)
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JBrightman3 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
In the long run, it would be easier for you to solve the question that way, I just wasn't sure you've done those before. :)
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WhiteFlower Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
:) Yeah, thanks^^
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Calcmathlete Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
@JBrightman3 I do understand your point of view, but I think what he was trying to say was that that's the more appropriate way to do it because I've always learned it's better to do what can be done in your head without a calculator than with one. I remember very early on, I learned that kind of lesson that the mind can be faster than calculators and not to abuse calculators.
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JBrightman3 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I agree with you @Calcmathlete. I personally would have done it the way you did it, but I just didn't know if WhiteFlower knew how to yet. This one question is quite simple, so I didn't know if she knew how to or not.
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