Decimals by Numeric ValueDate: 03/12/2001 at 23:14:01 From: Anthony Subject: Decimals Arrange these numbers from least to greatest. 0.1, 0, 0.01, 1.0 Date: 03/13/2001 at 11:38:03 From: Doctor Patti Subject: Re: Decimals Hello Anthony, Thank you for writing to Dr. Math. Let's take a closer look at the numbers given. 0.1 = 0.10 0 = 0 0.01 = 0.01 1.0 = 1.00 All I've done is add a few zeros. Now, we have the (equivalent) four numbers: 0.10 0 0.01 1.00 Let me add a familiar symbol, a dollar sign: $ 0.10 $ 0 $ 0.01 $ 1.00 Does this look a little bit more familiar? We have $ 0.10 ten cents $ 0 an empty pocket :^( $ 0.01 a penny $ 1.00 one dollar I hope this will help you answer your question. Please write back if you would like to see a more formal answer on how to organize decimals by numeric value. - Doctor Patti, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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