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

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:20pmDivide 3 by 14.

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**Damon**, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:21pm3/10 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 -
**Dani.**, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:25pmWell 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..

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**R**, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:28pmYou 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.

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**Damon**, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:31pm0.3 IS 3/10 !!!!

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**R**, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:37pmDamon, I think you misunderstood me. I realize that .3 is equivalent to 3/10. I was answering the question, not responding to YOUR answer.

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**Damon**, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:40pmOh, sorry !

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**R**, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:43pmI made a mistake on my answer. A larger denominator would be the smaller number if the numerators are the same.

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**Dani.**, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:46pmI still do not understand..

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**R**, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:48pmPlease tell me what you don't understand, Dani.

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**Dani.**, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:51pmI'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.

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**R**, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:56pmOkay. 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.

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**R**, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:56pm*put

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**Dani.**, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:59pmOh, okay I see now. Lol thank you. (:

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**R**, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 8:00pmYou're welcome! Sorry I couldn't explain it to you better earlier.