SSAT Upper Level Math : How to find the decimal equivalent of a fraction

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Example Question #296 : Number Concepts And Operations

Express   as a decimal.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Divide 8 by 15:

  

The 3 repeats, so the correct choice is .

Example Question #297 : Number Concepts And Operations

Give the decimal equivalent of .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Divide 11 by 18:

The 1 repeats infinitely, so this can be rewritten as .

Example Question #298 : Number Concepts And Operations

Give the decimal equivalent of .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Divide 5 by 27:

The group "185" repeats infinitely, so this can be written as .

Example Question #299 : Number Concepts And Operations

Give the decimal equivalent of .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Divide 7 by 36: 

The 4 repeats infinitely, so this can be rewritten as .

Example Question #300 : Number Concepts And Operations

Write the value of this expression as a decimal:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Simplify the sum by taking the least common denominator, which is 12:

Divide 13 by 12:

Example Question #1 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

Let 

Which of the following is closest to  ?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The correct choice is 1.8.

Example Question #2 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

Let  and 

Which of the following is closest to  ?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The correct choice is 1.8.

 

Example Question #3 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

Define an operation  as follows:

For all real numbers :

 

Which of the following is closest to  ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The correct choice is 0.15.

Example Question #4 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

Let , and .

Which of the following is closest to  ?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The correct response is 1.

Example Question #5 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

Simplify and express as a decimal:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

so the correct response is .

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