Choose > or < to answer the following examples.

Example: .039 ___ .04
Note that .039 has three decimal places and .04 has two.
Change it so .039 ___ .04
0
It is easy to see now that
< is correct.

Example: 1.43 ___ 1.4
Change 1.4 to 1.40,
this makes
1.43 > 1.40 clear to see.

 Select the correct order from these times.

 Name Time
Sarah 12.305
April 12.245
Lee 12.13
Charlene 12.09


 1st: 2nd:

3rd: 4th:

 

Who did not get to go to the state championships?


Boris ran the mile in 4 1/8 minutes.

Gunther ran the mile in 4.123 minutes.

Change the fraction to a decimal by dividing the numerator by the denominator. Make sure each decimal has the same amount of places.

Compare.
Example:
2/9___ .223
2 divided by 9 = .222…
Hence, .222 < .223

Who won the race?

 

 

 

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 writer: Kevin Gallagher /mC