## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Decimals

A tub of food contains pounds of vegetables, pounds of lard, and pounds of sausage.  What is its total weight as an improper fraction?      Explanation:

To begin with, it is easiest just to add these decimals together using your calculator: Now, this is the same thing as: We can rewrite this: To find this, you need to give the two numbers a common denominator: ### Example Question #1 : Decimals

What is the fractional equivalent of ?     Explanation:

In decimal form is said 33 hundredths.

This is equal to .

This fraction cannot be reduced any further therefore it is in its final answer form.

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

Choose the answer which best converts the following decimal into a fraction, ensure that you simplify your answer:       Explanation:

To convert a decimal into a fraction, simply put the digits of the decimal in the numerator of a fraction, then one followed by a number of zeroes equal to the number of digits in the decimal as your denomator.  In this case: Then, you can simplify, as both and are divisible by : ### Example Question #991 : Gre Quantitative Reasoning

Simplify the following expression:       Explanation:

It can help to begin by writing the expression using scientific notation:  Now remove common divisors from the numerator and denominator:   ### All GRE Math Resources 