ISEE Middle Level Quantitative : How to find the decimal equivalent of a fraction

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

Express  as a fraction.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The last nonzero digit is in the ten-thousandths place, so write the number, without decimal point or leading zeroes, over 10,000. Then reduce.

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

Which is the greater quantity? 

(a) 

(b) 

Possible Answers:

It is impossible to tell from the information given

(a) and (b) are equal

(b) is greater

(a) is greater

Correct answer:

(b) is greater

Explanation:

Divide 1 by 7:

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

Which is the greater quantity? 

(a) 

(b) 

Possible Answers:

It is impossible to tell from the information given

(b) is greater

(a) and (b) are equal

(a) is greater

Correct answer:

(a) is greater

Explanation:

Divide 7 by 11:

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

Which is the greater quantity? 

(a) 

(b) 

Possible Answers:

(b) is greater

(a) is greater

It is impossible to tell from the information given

(a) and (b) are equal

Correct answer:

(b) is greater

Explanation:

Divide 3 by 13:

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

Which is the greater quantity?

(a) 

(b) 

Possible Answers:

(a) and (b) are equal

(a) is greater

(b) is greater

It is impossible to tell from the information given

Correct answer:

(b) is greater

Explanation:

Divide 7 by 12:

, so 

Example Question #6 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

Column A            Column B

                      

Possible Answers:

The quantity in Column A is greater.

There is no relationship between the quantities.

The quantity in Column B is greater.

The quantites are equal.

Correct answer:

The quantity in Column A is greater.

Explanation:

There are two ways to solve this problem. You can convert both to either fractions or decimals so that you can properly compare them. If you want to compare them as decimals, convert Column B to a decimal by dividing 9 by 25, which gives you 0.36. Then, you can see that Column A is greater. If you want to look at both as fractions, put 68 over 100 to get This can be further simplifies to Therefore, you can see that Column A is greater.

Example Question #7 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

Give the answer as a decimal: 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Example Question #51 : Fractions

Give the answer as a decimal:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Example Question #9 : How To Find The Decimal Equivalent Of A Fraction

Give the result as a decimal:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Example Question #61 : Numbers And Operations

Give the result as a decimal:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Square the fraction by squaring both the numerator and the denominator.

To subtract, convert so that each term shares a common denominator.

Finally, convert to a decimal.

 

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