Name an Equivalent DecimalDate: 08/31/2001 at 16:31:06 From: Daniel Kotnik Subject: Equivalent decimal The question states "Name an equivalent decimal." Examples of problems: 0.3, 3.10, 2.7, 5.00, 87.05, etc. My mother can convert them to fractions, but it doesn't say anything about fractions, just another decimal. I'm not sure how to get it from one decimal to another. Thanks for all of your help. Date: 08/31/2001 at 17:04:07 From: Doctor Peterson Subject: Re: Equivalent decimal Hi, Daniel. The only way to rewrite a decimal without changing its value is to add extra zeros at the end, or remove them from the end. For example, these are equivalent: 0.3 = 0.30 = 0.300 = 0.3000 This amounts to rewriting the decimal as an equivalent decimal fraction: 3/10 = 30/100 = 300/1000 = 3000/10000 Also, of course, the following have the same value, though I don't think they are usually listed as equivalent decimals, because they don't correspond to equivalent fractions: 00.3 000.3 - Doctor Peterson, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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