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

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    Divide 3 by 14.

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    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

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    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..

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    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.

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    0.3 IS 3/10 !!!!

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    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.

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    Oh, sorry !

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

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    I still do not understand..

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    *put

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

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

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