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Sharmi compared four hundred thirty-seven point two nine one and eighty-six point five eight two six and provided the explanation below. Explain what she did wrong and provide the correct solution and explanation. In four hundred thirty-seven point two nine one., the first digit is a 4. In eighty-six point five eight two six., the first digit is an 8. Since 4 is less than 8, the correct answer is less than or equal to.

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  1. Vivi305 Group Title
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    sorry king i sis not realize that i closed the question what was the question u asked

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  2. KingGeorge Group Title
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    As long as it was an accident, no worries. Now can you write out the numbers here?

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  3. Vivi305 Group Title
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    well beacuse i think u can like round it i am not sure

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    equil to

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  5. KingGeorge Group Title
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    If you write out the numbers, it'll definitely help. Just type them out or write them on a piece of paper.

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    okay i did what did what do i do now

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    Now, when you look at the numbers, which one is bigger and which is smaller?

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    the bigger one is 437.291 and the smaller one is 86.5826

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  9. WLB250219 Group Title
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    true

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    Right! So why did you say that? What makes 437.291 greater than 86.5826?

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  11. Vivi305 Group Title
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    well what do u mean

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  12. KingGeorge Group Title
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    When you compared 437.291and 86.5826, how did you tell that 437.291>86.5826?

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    becaute that 437.291 is a larger quanity than 86.5826 so as you see above is exacly corect

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    well beacsause if u would estimate it it would be 437 and if u estimate the other one is 81

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    Ok, then what makes 437 greater than 81?

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    cause there is a 3 digit number and only 2 digit number so that is what make it bigger

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    Right! So now that you have that, why is it wrong to say \(87>437\) because \(8>7\)?

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    well that is true but i really dont know

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    You're so close! you say 437>87 because there's three digits. Sharmi said \(437<87\) because it starts with an 8 and \(8>4\). Sharmi's reasoning is wrong, because he isn't considering the length of the number. How many digits are before the decimal point. This is what you must consider before anything else when deciding some number is greater/less than another number.

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    oh

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    so ow what happen

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    what do you mean?

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    so we done

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  24. KingGeorge Group Title
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    Yes. Did my explanation make sense at the end?

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    yes thank u so much

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    You're welcome.

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