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  • one year ago

A girl's feet are negative 4 over 5 yards from the surface of a pool. A boy's feet are negative 2 over 5 yards from the surface of the pool. Determine whose feet are closer to the surface.

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  1. arindameducationusc
    • one year ago
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    one minute, i am helping someone else.... one minute

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    tell me - which fraction is bigger \[-\frac{ 2 }{ 5 } \] or \[-\frac{ 4 }{ 5 }\]

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    4/5

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    no - since the fractions are negative

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    that is like saying -2 is bigger than -1

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    the bigger fraction is incorrect

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so the answer would be -2/5 or the boy's feet

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    The girl's feet are closer to the surface of the pool because negative 4 over 5 > negative 2 over 5. The boy's feet are closer to the surface of the pool because negative 4 over 5 > negative 2 over 5. The girl's feet are closer to the surface of the pool because negative 4 over 5 < negative 2 over 5. The boy's feet are closer to the surface of the pool because negative 4 over 5 < negative 2 over 5.

  9. texaschic101
    • one year ago
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    -2/5 = - 0.4 -4/5 = - 0.8 we need to find the smallest distance from the pool. With positive numbers, the bigger number is greater, but with negative numbers, the smaller number is greater. Therefore, -0.8 (or -4/5) is greater then -0.4 (or -2/5). Boys feet are closer because -4/5 > -2/5

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    you are wrong

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