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sherley739 Passionate Fantagian
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 Subject: math help.. Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:46 pm  
 ow do you turn this 5 3/4 into a decimal.. please no mean/hurtfull comments i need help please. and also dont say " look it up " 

 
Pommupon Loyal Fantagian
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 Subject: Re: math help.. Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:51 pm  
 Ok. So 4/4 is one full unit, right? In other words, 4/4 is the same as 25/25, 50/50 and 100/100.
The easiest thing to do is work out the 3/4 part first. So, here's how you can do it, the easy way:
100 divided by 4 = 25 x 3 = 75.
That's the after decimal part, the part that is not whole ie fraction. And 5 is the whole number. Therefore, 5.75 is the answer.
If you don't understand I can try to explain a little bit better.. ^^ 

 
sherley739 Passionate Fantagian
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 Subject: Re: math help.. Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:13 pm  
  Comrade Mu wrote:
 Ok. So 4/4 is one full unit, right? In other words, 4/4 is the same as 25/25, 50/50 and 100/100.
The easiest thing to do is work out the 3/4 part first. So, here's how you can do it, the easy way:
100 divided by 4 = 25 x 3 = 75.
That's the after decimal part, the part that is not whole ie fraction. And 5 is the whole number. Therefore, 5.75 is the answer.
If you don't understand I can try to explain a little bit better.. ^^ were did you get 100 from ? 

 
Bbydoll Dedicated Fantagian
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 Subject: Re: math help.. Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:26 pm  
 5 3/4 okay. to turn a fraction into a decimal you always divide the bottom into the top (like how many times can the denominator go into the numerator?) So how many times can 4 go into 3? it ends up to be .75 so if you have 1/3 how many times can 3 go into 1? it's a repeating 3 a.k.a. .333333333333... loool. okay. another example? lets use an IMPROPER FRACTION! 12/6 how many times can 6 go into 12? TWICE, so the answer is 2 [: ALRIGHTY. so let me what comrade was tryna say :3 (that's a face lol) if the numerator and the denominator have the same number, it's always equal to ONE. 10/10 = 1 2/2= 1 infinity / infinity = 1 because fractions are showing you how much of something is there, compared to the OVERALL that's possible. lol that confused me. it's like a pie. if you have a full pie, and then cut it into 4 slices. and nobody eats anything. you have 4/4 = 1 full pie. right? then lets say, YOU GOTS HUNGREH. so you ate a slice :3 now how many slices do you have? three. how many slices did you have, originally ( to fill the pie plate?) four. so now you have 3/4 slices of pie (three out of four) and 1 = 100% right? right. that's where comerade got that from lol. I think I jumped around too much there o_o uhmm pm me if you don't get it lol. I'll make a video for you 

 
Bbydoll Dedicated Fantagian
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 Subject: Re: math help.. Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:27 pm  
 SORRY FOR DOUBLE POSTING.
so the decimal becomes 5.75
because you turn the fraction into a decimal and then add the whole number...
*over & out* 

 
sherley739 Passionate Fantagian
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 Subject: Re: math help.. Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:04 pm  
 

 
Bbydoll Dedicated Fantagian
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 Subject: Re: math help.. Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:13 pm  
 Then I guess I don't have to make the video 

 
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 Subject: Re: math help.. Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:19 pm  
 This math is hurting my head.
All the ''5.4" and "3/4" and stuff is hurting my head. xDD
Last edited by Mr.Taost on Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:20 pm; edited 1 time in total 

 
sherley739 Passionate Fantagian
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 Subject: Re: math help.. Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:19 pm  
 omg you were making a video....i feel bad now...... soo yup i got after i read the message and soon after i realized what a dummy I was....... 

 
Bbydoll Dedicated Fantagian
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 Subject: Re: math help.. Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:29 pm  
 nawh it's okay :3 we all have to learn it one time or another ^.^ personally, I hate fractions. 

 
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 Subject: Re: math help.. Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:33 pm  
  Bbydoll wrote:
 nawh it's okay :3
we all have to learn it one time or another ^.^ personally, I hate fractions.
I HATE MATH. I LIKE SCIENCE. I SHOULD LOOK UP MATH GAMES OR SOMETHING. I wanna get smarter =u= 

 
Crownie Dedicated Fantagian
Posts : 1010 Join date : 20110911 Age : 21 Location : In the center of the sun.
 Subject: Re: math help.. Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:35 pm  
  Bbydoll wrote:
personally, I hate fractions.
Ugh. Ikr. I will forever hate fractions. They are a pain in the butt. )): 

 
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 Subject: Re: math help.. Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:38 pm  
  Crownie wrote:
 Bbydoll wrote:
personally, I hate fractions.
Ugh. Ikr. I will forever hate fractions. They are a pain in the butt. )):
I ONLY LIKE SHAPES. OwO >///.///> And that's like 1st grade. But I'm still kinda confused with my hexagons, octogons, and quadriallrelwgrwegrewgrewgitles. However you spell it. 

 
Blackrose Hero Fantagian
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 Subject: Re: math help.. Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:42 pm  
 i wish i could help but i suck at math plus fractions was the hardest thing in math for me but maybe listen to the other peoples posts 

 
Crownie Dedicated Fantagian
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 Subject: Re: math help.. Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:44 pm  
 Quadrilaterals? xD Hexa  means 6 so 6 sided shapes. Octo (like octopus)  means 8 so an 8 sided shape. & Quad  means 4 so any 4 sided shapes Dw shapes will come back to you in geometry xD 

 
Bubbles Loyal Fantagian
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 Subject: Re: math help.. Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:46 pm  
 whoa .... lol now i could use some of these tips too cuz it may come in handy in school 

 
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 Subject: Re: math help.. Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:49 pm  
  Crownie wrote:
 Quadrilaterals? xD
Hexa  means 6 so 6 sided shapes. Octo (like octopus)  means 8 so an 8 sided shape. & Quad  means 4 so any 4 sided shapes
Dw shapes will come back to you in geometry xD
I thought pentagons were six sides. ;A; I get the octo trick. But I can't memorize the other ones. I also get the "quattro" trick, as in, ''four'' in Spanish...but sometimes I forget. 

 
Crownie Dedicated Fantagian
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 Subject: Re: math help.. Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:53 pm  
  Mr.Taost wrote:
 Crownie wrote:
 Quadrilaterals? xD
Hexa  means 6 so 6 sided shapes. Octo (like octopus)  means 8 so an 8 sided shape. & Quad  means 4 so any 4 sided shapes
Dw shapes will come back to you in geometry xD
I thought pentagons were six sides. ;A; I get the octo trick. But I can't memorize the other ones. I also get the "quattro" trick, as in, ''four'' in Spanish...but sometimes I forget.
That spanish trick is a smart one! Never thought of that lol. And pentagons are five sided shapes. Idk any tricks for hexa or penta.. I guess penta has 5 letters? haha. I always had to just memorize. 

 
Relora Hero Fantagian
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 Subject: Re: math help.. Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:55 pm  
 I would add on but after looking through it all everyone seems to have given you the proper way on handling it lol 

 
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 Subject: Re: math help.. Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:55 pm  
  Crownie wrote:
 Mr.Taost wrote:
 Crownie wrote:
 Quadrilaterals? xD
Hexa  means 6 so 6 sided shapes. Octo (like octopus)  means 8 so an 8 sided shape. & Quad  means 4 so any 4 sided shapes
Dw shapes will come back to you in geometry xD
I thought pentagons were six sides. ;A; I get the octo trick. But I can't memorize the other ones. I also get the "quattro" trick, as in, ''four'' in Spanish...but sometimes I forget.
That spanish trick is a smart one! Never thought of that lol. And pentagons are five sided shapes. Idk any tricks for hexa or penta.. I guess penta has 5 letters? haha. I always had to just memorize.
YES. THAT HELPS. Maybe i can use google translate to translate penta into some language. Or look up the definition. Or maybe I can use that trick. Epic smiley face 

 
Katie_Forever Loyal Fantagian
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 Subject: Re: math help.. Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:26 pm  
 That question confuses me. I cant even read numbers bigger then ten thousand.... sorry. wish i could help. 

 
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 Subject: Re: math help.. Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:48 pm  
 I don't like math, but I'm good at it. o_o Even if you already know the answer, I still want to do the problem, lol..
Divide the bottom into the top, is what my teacher says all the time to get a decimal.
4)3 [My way of doing 4/3, lol.]
4 can't go into 3, so add a decimal point in front of the 3 [3.] and add a 0. [3.0] 4 can go into 30 7 times, and 30  28 = 2. Add another 0 to the 2, which is 20, and 4 goes into 20 5 times, then add the whole number in front. Therefore, your answer is 5.75.
Sorry if it sounds a bit confusing, lol..
EDIT; I just figured out another way to remember this stuff. Think of it like this; Quarters. 1/4 = 25. [One quarter equals 25.] 2/4 = 1/2 / 50. [Two quarters is a half, or 50, which is half of a dollar.] 3/4 = 75 4/4 = 100. 

 
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