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anonymous
 4 years ago
Sharmi compared four hundred thirtyseven point two nine one and eightysix 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 thirtyseven point two nine one., the first digit is a 4. In eightysix 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.
anonymous
 4 years ago
Sharmi compared four hundred thirtyseven point two nine one and eightysix 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 thirtyseven point two nine one., the first digit is a 4. In eightysix 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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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sorry king i sis not realize that i closed the question what was the question u asked

KingGeorge
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4As long as it was an accident, no worries. Now can you write out the numbers here?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well beacuse i think u can like round it i am not sure

KingGeorge
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4If you write out the numbers, it'll definitely help. Just type them out or write them on a piece of paper.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay i did what did what do i do now

KingGeorge
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Now, when you look at the numbers, which one is bigger and which is smaller?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the bigger one is 437.291 and the smaller one is 86.5826

KingGeorge
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Right! So why did you say that? What makes 437.291 greater than 86.5826?

KingGeorge
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4When you compared 437.291and 86.5826, how did you tell that 437.291>86.5826?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0becaute that 437.291 is a larger quanity than 86.5826 so as you see above is exacly corect

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well beacsause if u would estimate it it would be 437 and if u estimate the other one is 81

KingGeorge
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Ok, then what makes 437 greater than 81?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0cause there is a 3 digit number and only 2 digit number so that is what make it bigger

KingGeorge
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Right! So now that you have that, why is it wrong to say \(87>437\) because \(8>7\)?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well that is true but i really dont know

KingGeorge
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4You'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.

KingGeorge
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4Yes. Did my explanation make sense at the end?
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