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Posted by on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:09pm.

If Sandra takes 3/14 of the candy, and Elise takes 0.3, whos takes more? Show you're work and conversions.

  • Algebra 1 - , Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:20pm

    Divide 3 by 14.

  • Algebra 1 - , Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:21pm

    3/10 versus 3/14
    well 3 over 10 is bigger than 3 over 14 but to prove it to yourself find a common denominator.
    for example
    42/140 versus 30/140

  • Algebra 1 - , Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:25pm

    Well the problem is if sandra takes 3/14 of the candy and Elise only takes 0.3 how did you come up with 3/10? If it's 3/14..

  • Algebra 1 - , Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:28pm

    You have 3/14 and you're comparing that to 0.3. This means you will have to convert .3 to a fraction. Find the common denominator. You will clearly see the answer. Remember, whenever your numerators are the same, the number with the larger denominator is larger. The exception for this would be negative integers.

  • Algebra 1 - , Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:31pm

    0.3 IS 3/10 !!!!

  • Algebra 1 - , Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:37pm

    Damon, I think you misunderstood me. I realize that .3 is equivalent to 3/10. I was answering the question, not responding to YOUR answer.

  • Algebra 1 - , Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:40pm

    Oh, sorry !

  • Algebra 1 - , Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:43pm

    I made a mistake on my answer. A larger denominator would be the smaller number if the numerators are the same.

  • Algebra 1 - , Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:46pm

    I still do not understand..

  • Algebra 1 - , Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:48pm

    Please tell me what you don't understand, Dani.

  • Algebra 1 - , Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:51pm

    I'm not sure how to do my problem to get my answer. I'm not understanding what you are trying to say, in order to do the problem.

  • Algebra 1 - , Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:56pm

    Okay. For this type of problem, you'll need to make sure your two numbers can compare. This means you're going to have to change your decimal (.3) to a fraction. .3 is said, "three tenths," So you take your 3 and but it over the 10 (3/10). Now you have 3/14 and 3/10. Multiply 14 and 10 to get your common denominator (140). Multiply the 3 of 3/14 by 10, and the 3 of 3/10 by 14. You should have 42/140 and 30/140. 42/140 is bigger, so Elise has more candy.

  • Algebra 1 - , Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:56pm

    *put

  • Algebra 1 - , Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:59pm

    Oh, okay I see now. Lol thank you. (:

  • Algebra 1 - , Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 8:00pm

    You're welcome! Sorry I couldn't explain it to you better earlier.

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