Quantcast

Got Homework?

Connect with other students for help. It's a free community.

  • across
    MIT Grad Student
    Online now
  • laura*
    Helped 1,000 students
    Online now
  • Hero
    College Math Guru
    Online now

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

WhiteFlower

@JBrightman3 Which fraction falls between 5 -- 14 and 5 -- 7? ------------(Now the answers) 13 -- 14 ------------ 2 -- 7 ------------ 3 -- 14 ------------ 4 -- 7

  • one year ago
  • one year ago

  • This Question is Closed
  1. JBrightman3
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 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?

    • one year ago
  2. Calcmathlete
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 2

    Think of it this way. \[\text{Which fraction falls between} \frac{5}{14} \text{and } \frac{10}{14}?\]\[\text{Choices } A.\frac{13}{14} \space B.\frac{4}{14} \space C.\frac{3}{14} \space D.\frac{8}{14}\]

    • one year ago
  3. WhiteFlower
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Uhh Mmmmm I think its D ?!?!

    • one year ago
  4. Calcmathlete
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 2

    Yup :)

    • one year ago
  5. WhiteFlower
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Yay!!! ^.^

    • one year ago
  6. JBrightman3
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    That's right! :)

    • one year ago
  7. asnaseer
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Calcmathlete has shown the correct way of approaching this type of problem - make all the denominators the same - then just compare the numerators.

    • one year ago
  8. JBrightman3
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 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.

    • one year ago
  9. WhiteFlower
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Thanks guys!! ^.^

    • one year ago
  10. Calcmathlete
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 2

    Glad to help :)

    • one year ago
  11. asnaseer
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @JBrightman3 you really think converting these fractions to /approx/ decimals is simpler?

    • one year ago
  12. JBrightman3
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    I just used a calculator and found each answer in less the a minute, so it was simple for me. :)

    • one year ago
  13. JBrightman3
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    @WhiteFlower, do you know how to change the denominators of fractions?

    • one year ago
  14. WhiteFlower
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    yeah :)

    • one year ago
  15. JBrightman3
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 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. :)

    • one year ago
  16. WhiteFlower
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    :) Yeah, thanks^^

    • one year ago
  17. Calcmathlete
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 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.

    • one year ago
  18. JBrightman3
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 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.

    • one year ago
    • Attachments:

See more questions >>>

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.