Quandaries
and Queries 

Joe Parent Son in the 11th grade I am helping my son with his converting rational I think I am doing this right but I am not sure so 2. 0.18 = 9/50 4. 9 = 9/1 6. 0 = 0/1 8. 3 1/3 = 9/1 10. 2.3 = 2 3/10 =  23/1 Are our answerers correct 

Hi Joe, Questions 2, 4 and 6 are correct. In question 8 the number you have is negative three and a third. Ignore the negative sign for the moment and concentrate on three and a third. I want to think about three and a third pizzas. I first cut each of the three whole pizzas into thirds. Thus I have
Thus
Using mathematical symbols rather than pizzas what I have done is
Finally, keeping the negative sign
Can you do problem 10 now? this time you work in tenths rather than thirds. Penny 

