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meilendurcer

  • 2 years ago

Order from least to greatest. 2.5, 2/4 , 25%, 0.2

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  1. Sunshine447
    • 2 years ago
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    When you are solving something like this, you have to convert them to the same format. In other words, they must ALL be fraction, decimals, or percents. Decimals are the easiest.

  2. Sunshine447
    • 2 years ago
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    2.5 is already done for you

  3. meilendurcer
    • 2 years ago
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    and 0.5? thats first right

  4. amistre64
    • 2 years ago
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    the 25% doesnt make any sense to me .....

  5. meilendurcer
    • 2 years ago
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    0.2,2/4,2.5 or 25%

  6. Sunshine447
    • 2 years ago
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    A fraction is simply a division equation, so you solve 2 divided by 4.

  7. Sunshine447
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    @amistre64 a percentage is just a decimal with a different sign. 25% is .25

  8. Sunshine447
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    .2 is also done for you

  9. Sunshine447
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    Now, you order them. (I think you can figure that part out) Here are the numbers to order. 2.5, 0.5, 0.25, and 0.2

  10. meilendurcer
    • 2 years ago
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    Ok thanks! my first answer was B...

  11. amistre64
    • 2 years ago
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    a percentage is not a decimal .... 25% of 32 is 8 25% of 16 is 4 25% of n = n*.25 25% is not "a decimal"

  12. amistre64
    • 2 years ago
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    they want you to use it as a decimal in this problem i agree; but it still makes no sense

  13. Sunshine447
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    to make a decimal out of a percent, you don't have to calculate anything (that's what I was implying). Take 25% and all you have to do is add a decimal before the number and drop the percent sign. 25% ----> .25

  14. amistre64
    • 2 years ago
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    the price is reduced by 25%; therefore if the price is $12, is it reduced by .25? and we buy it for $11.75

  15. Sunshine447
    • 2 years ago
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    no, we would pay $9

  16. amistre64
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    then it is not reduced by 25% ... if 25% is just a decimal: .25

  17. Sunshine447
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    reduced by = minus $12*25% or 0.25 = 3 subtract the $3 from the $12 $9

  18. amistre64
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    you see my point tho; how are we spose to say that 25% is least or greatest in this construction by stating that 25% is a decimal? it makes no sense in this question is all

  19. Sunshine447
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    I didn't say it "was a decimal", I said it "is just a decimal with a different sign" (implying that you don't need to further calculate it as you would for a fraction to a decimal)

  20. Sunshine447
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    25% is .25 because it's the original "25" with a decimal point instead of a percentage sign.

  21. Sunshine447
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    by the way, the answer is .2, .25, .5, 2.5

  22. amistre64
    • 2 years ago
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    there is no "25%" on a number line :)

  23. Sunshine447
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    @meilendurcer i posted the answer above

  24. Sunshine447
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    true, but it is implied :P

  25. Sunshine447
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    25% on a number line would be 1/4 from the far left or it would be written as .25 as a decimal :P

  26. Sunshine447
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    @amistre64 I gave you a medal :)

  27. meilendurcer
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    ohh so it is B thanks

  28. Sunshine447
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    You're Welcome!

  29. amistre64
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    thnx, had some troubles in the chat that needed attention :)

  30. Sunshine447
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    No problem @amistre64 ! Have a good day/night (depending on where you are located) :P

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