## anonymous one year ago Which of the following numbers is closest to 0 ? -1/8 1/4 0.2% -|-0.1| π

1. anonymous

-1/8 = -0.125 1/4 = 0.25 0.2% = 0.2/100 = 2/1000 = 0.002 -$$|$$-1$$|$$ = -0.1 $$\pi$$ = 3.1415...

2. anonymous

so... which one is closest to 0?

3. anonymous

I think its -|-1|

4. anonymous

Or 0.2%

5. anonymous

0.002 is closer to zero, compared to -1, just apply the modulus of teh difference: $$|$$-1-0$$|$$ = 1 $$|$$0.002-0$$|$$ = 0.002 But 0.002 < 1, so 0.2% is the closest one to zero

6. anonymous

Yeah I agree @M4thM1nd

7. anonymous

;)

8. anonymous

Now the next question is which one is farthest from zero ?

9. anonymous

From those I listed above, which one you think is the larger number?

10. anonymous

π 3.1415

11. anonymous

That's it

12. anonymous

Thanks :) I really appreciated it :)

13. anonymous

No problem ^^