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The area of each of the four states shown of the united states is given as fractions, decimals or percents of the total area of the united states. Arrange the states in order from the largest area to the smallest area.

California-4.25%
Montana-1/30
New Mexico-0.072
Texas-9/125

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    1/30 = 0.0333= 3.33%
    0.072 = 7.2%
    9/125 = 7.2%

  • math - ,

    You should convert all of them to the same unit. I chose to use pecentages.

    California is already written as a percent 4.25%

    Montana: 1. Convert to a decimal by dividing 1 by
    30 .0333. . .

    2. Convert the decimal to a percent by
    moving the decimal two places to the
    right 3.3%

    New Mexico: Move the decimal two places to the
    right 7.2%

    Texas: 1. Convert to a decimal by dividing 9 by
    125. 0.072
    2. Convert the decimal to a percent
    7.2%

    Percentages from greatest to least:
    7.2% , 7.2% , 4.25%, 3.3%

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