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14.42 or 144.5 which is greater

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compare and order decimals....what number is greater 14.42 or 144.5.

asked Feb 18, 2014 in PRE-ALGEBRA by angel12 Scholar

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Given numbers are 14.42 and 144.5.

These numbers written as 1442/100 and 1445/10.

Convert the fractions both have equal denominator.

Least common multiple of 10,100 is 100.

Second fraction 1445/10

Multiple 10 to the numarator and denominator.

 it would be 14450/100

14450/100 is greater than 1442/100.

So 144.5 is greater.

 

answered Mar 12, 2014 by dozey Mentor

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