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  • one year ago

Please help will fan. Order 0.709, 0.710, 0.79, and 0.079 from smallest to largest

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  1. Astrophysics
    • one year ago
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    What do you think is the smallest number

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    0.79

  3. MrNood
    • one year ago
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    try multiplying all numbers by 1000 - that is - move the decimal point 3 spaces to the right. Then sort out the whole numbers into order...

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Then it would go 0.079, 0.79, 0.709,0.710, because if I'm reading the number line correctly 0.079 is the same as -79, but the rest are positive.

  5. Astrophysics
    • one year ago
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    Not quite, lets ignore the left side of the line the negative numbers don't have anything to do with this, so let me just make a new one I guess.

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ok

  7. Astrophysics
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1440159668625:dw| the line is obviously not to scale, and I'm using random numbers, notice how close you are to the 0, the more 0's there will be because essentially it will become 0.

  8. Astrophysics
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    I hope that made sense haha, let me know if you're getting it

  9. Astrophysics
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    So what's smaller here, 0.079 or 0.79

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I think I just figured it out! 1st. 0.079=79, 2nd. 0.709=709, 3rd. 0.710=710, 4th. 0.79=790. I think the more 0's there are the smaller the number.

  11. ganeshie8
    • one year ago
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    here is a fun problem for you Darion which number is smallest : \(0.80000\ldots\) or \(0.79999\ldots\)

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    0.79999; Anyway thank you all, so much for your help.

  13. ganeshie8
    • one year ago
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    nope, forget it. coming back to the original problem, are you saying the increasing order of given numbers is \[\large 0.079,~~0.709,~~0.710,~~0.79\] ?

  14. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I'm saying that I think that is the correct order of the numbers from smallest to largest.

  15. Astrophysics
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    0.079<0.709<0.710<0.79 is this what you're saying

  16. anonymous
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    Yes

  17. Astrophysics
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    That's right :)

  18. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    No he asked me which of those two numbers was the smaller, and I put 0.79999, but that seemed to be incorrect.

  19. Astrophysics
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    Yeah he's right

  20. ganeshie8
    • one year ago
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    it turns out that they both are equal : \[0.79999\ldots ~~=~~ 0.80000\ldots\]

  21. Astrophysics
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    The ... implies repeating 0's and 9... means repeating 9's

  22. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Cool! well thanks again both of for your help!

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