What do you think is the smallest number
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...
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.
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.
|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.
I hope that made sense haha, let me know if you're getting it
So what's smaller here, 0.079 or 0.79
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.
here is a fun problem for you Darion which number is smallest : \(0.80000\ldots\) or \(0.79999\ldots\)
0.79999; Anyway thank you all, so much for your help.
nope, forget it. coming back to the original problem, are you saying the increasing order of given numbers is \[\large 0.079,~~0.709,~~0.710,~~0.79\] ?
I'm saying that I think that is the correct order of the numbers from smallest to largest.
0.079<0.709<0.710<0.79 is this what you're saying
That's right :)
No he asked me which of those two numbers was the smaller, and I put 0.79999, but that seemed to be incorrect.
Yeah he's right
it turns out that they both are equal : \[0.79999\ldots ~~=~~ 0.80000\ldots\]
The ... implies repeating 0's and 9... means repeating 9's
Cool! well thanks again both of for your help!