Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 14:12:07 -0500
Subject: Math problems!!

I have a problem that I just can't figure out!!

Put into a fraction a) -1.157... b) 0.046... c) 0.032... d) -0.3234... Please show how you got the answer and how you came to it(step by step)
Thanks Jessica grade 9 Ontario

Hi Jessica
Let me do part (a), -1.157

This number is - (1 plus one tenth plus 5 hundreths plus 7 thousandths), that is
With the common denominator 1000 this is

Another way to see this is to treat -1.157 as -1.157 over 1 and then multiply the numerator and denominator by 1000.


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