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    Question I need help with fractions

    Hi I need with fractions, I have been out of school 40 years and I don't want to seem dumb but I need help? Iam having problems with things such as which is the smallest 1. 1/3, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 2. 1/5, 1/3, 1/6, 1/8
    3. 8.0, .08, .008, .80 4. write 0.25 as a fraction choices 1/4, 1/2, 1/5, 1/25
    5. match the following with the correct number: 53.30, choices a. Fifty-three and three tenths b. Fifty-three and 30 c. Fifty-three plus 30 d. Fifty-three and 300 tenths.

    If you could help me with these problems I would geatly appreciate it.Tahnks for your assistance. I also need these answers by tomorrow.
    Last edited by omardatentmaker; December 7th 2008 at 01:54 PM. Reason: to add the problems I need help with.
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    Hi I need with fractions, I have been out of school 40 years and I don't want to seem dumb but I need help? Iam having problems with things such as which is the smallest 1. 1/3, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 2. 1/5, 1/3, 1/6, 1/8
    3. 8.0, .08, .008, .80 4. write 0.25 as a fraction choices 1/4, 1/2, 1/5, 1/25
    5. match the following with the correct number: 53.30, choices a. Fifty-three and three tenths b. Fifty-three and 30 c. Fifty-three plus 30 d. Fifty-three and 300 tenths.

    If you could help me with these problems I would geatly appreciate it.Tahnks for your assistance. I also need these answers by tomorrow.[/quote]
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    Quote Originally Posted by omardatentmaker View Post
    Hi I need with fractions, I have been out of school 40 years and I don't want to seem dumb but I need help? Iam having problems with things such as which is the smallest 1. 1/3, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 2. 1/5, 1/3, 1/6, 1/8
    3. 8.0, .08, .008, .80 4. write 0.25 as a fraction choices 1/4, 1/2, 1/5, 1/25
    5. match the following with the correct number: 53.30, choices a. Fifty-three and three tenths b. Fifty-three and 30 c. Fifty-three plus 30 d. Fifty-three and 300 tenths.

    If you could help me with these problems I would geatly appreciate it.Tahnks for your assistance. I also need these answers by tomorrow.
    [/quote]
    1. \frac{1}{8}
    2. \frac{1}{8}
    3. .008
    4.  \frac{1}{4}
    5.  fifty three and three tenths
    Last edited by euclid2; December 7th 2008 at 06:02 PM.
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    answering you

    Quote Originally Posted by omardatentmaker View Post
    Hi I need with fractions, I have been out of school 40 years and I don't want to seem dumb but I need help? Iam having problems with things such as which is the smallest 1. 1/3, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 2. 1/5, 1/3, 1/6, 1/8
    3. 8.0, .08, .008, .80 4. write 0.25 as a fraction choices 1/4, 1/2, 1/5, 1/25
    5. match the following with the correct number: 53.30, choices a. Fifty-three and three tenths b. Fifty-three and 30 c. Fifty-three plus 30 d. Fifty-three and 300 tenths.

    If you could help me with these problems I would geatly appreciate it.Tahnks for your assistance. I also need these answers by tomorrow.
    the answer to number 1 is: 1/8 number 2: 1/8 number 3: .008 number 4: 1/4 number 5: fifty-three and three tenths
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    hi omardatentmaker,

    you could use scientific calculator or even normal ones to see the fractions in decimal form or decimals in fraction form.
    this makes it easy to do comparison.
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    help with fractions

    Don't feel dumb...fractions are a difficult concept. It may help to think of the process as "exchanging." For example, comparing 1/2 and 1/4:

    If I traded in my 1/2 for an equivalent number of fourths, how many fourths would I get?

    1/2 is precisely equal to 2/4 (draw a picture of a rectangle and draw a line down the middle of it to indicate 1/2. Then divide each half again and you will see that 1/2 = 2/4).

    Since 1/2=2/4, it is easier to see the relationship between 1/2 and 1/4:

    2/4>1/4

    Try this procedure with 1/3 and 1/9 and let me know how it goes.

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