SAT Math : Decimals with Fractions

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Decimals With Fractions

Find answer in simplified fraction form:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:


Multiply both the numerators or denominators by 100 to eliminate the decimals

Simplify both fractions

Multiply the numerators and multiply the denominators and simplify the fraction by dividing both the numerator and denominator by 5.

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

 If can equal which of the following?

Possible Answers:

None of the other answer choices are correct

Correct answer:


Convert all of the fractions to decimals. Thus, x is contained within the range of 0.33 < x < 0.76. The answers choices become 1/4 = 0.25, 4/12 = 0.33, 2/5 = 0.4, and 5/16 = 0.3125, respectively.  Therefore, the only answer which is within the desired range is 2/5.

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