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It depends on what you are trying to do. For most people using decimals is easier because it allows them to visualize the number better than a fraction. For example, if you needed to order them from least to greatest, it may be easier to see them in decimal form rather than fractions. However, fractions are usually more accurate because some decimals need to be rounded off. For example, the fraction 1/7 is more accurate than the decimal form .142857142857..... because the numbers 142857 continue on infinitely.

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What is the advantage of decimals over fractions?

none, teachers just like them because they're harder

Is it easier to work with fractions or decimals?

Decimals until you get to values with over nine decimal places, then fractions are more exact

What is 50 in decimals?

50 in decimals is simply 50.00 or in fractions, it is fifty over one.

What is the easiest way to order decimals?

Change them into fractions over 10 or 100 and then order them

What does 7 over 9 - 1 over 6?

7 * 9 = 63 1 * 6 = 6 Fractions - 7 over 9 . 7_9 Fractions - 1 over 6 . 1_6 Decimals - 7.09 Decimals - 1.06

Is 3.14 over 4 an integer?

No because integers are whole numbers without decimals or fractions

What is the name of the line between fractions?

Answerdivide or over or out of; virgule if it's the / symbol and vinculum if it's a horizontal bar (also used in repeating decimals)

Convert between fractions and decimals 8 over 12?

8/12 = 0.666 (repeating decimal)

What is 4 over 4 and a half?

In decimals approximately 0.88888888889 In fractions 8/9

Is negative five over six an integer?

No because integers are whole numbers that do not include fractions or decimals

How do you turn decimals into fractions?

Move the decimal point over (ie: .90 becomes 90). Put that number over 100 and simplfy

What would 10 over 12 be in the simplest form?

If you leave it in fractions, it would be 5/6. In decimals, it would be .83333 repeating.

Why are fractions important?

why are fractions importanrt? The answer is rather simple... 1) some people prefer using fractions over decimals. 2) fractions are easier to read. and that's all I know Hope this helps

Which is greater seven over eleven or eight over thirteen?

I suggest converting both to decimals, dividing the numerator by the denominator with a calculator. Another option is to convert them to fractions with a common denominator.

How do you find the median when you're working with fractions?

Same principle: put the numbers in order. You could convert them all to decimals, or put them over the same denominator.

How are decimals and fractions used in your everyday lives?

For starters decimals and fractions are the same thing just wrote diffrently.Decimals will be used in your everyday lives just by going to the store.Such as if you had $1.49 and you wanted to by a bag of chips that costs $1.69,you need to know how much more money you need. For fractions it is almost the same thing but just alittle different.Fractions can be used as easily as inviting guests over for pie.You have 2 pies and 6 people,so divide 6 by 2 and you get 3,so each pie gets cut into 3 pices.So if you see we use decimals and fractions everyday.

Which is bigger 11 over 5 or 9 over 4?

You can divide 11 / 5, and 9 / 4, on a calculator. That will give you decimals that you can easily compare.You can also convert both fractions into equivalent fractions, with the same denominator. In that case, simply compare the numerators.

When is a percent more preferred to be used over fractions or decimals?

When working with statistics, or otherwise when presenting numbers to others, I'd say.It's easier to imagine the "meaning" of percentages, than some of the more difficult fractions, or long unwieldy decimal numbersWhilst calculating though, fractions (or decimals, if you can get them to be exact without having a page full ;P) are allways better.

How do you convert fractions to fractions?

Well if they are already a fraction you do not need to convert them to a fraction. If you mean "How do you convert fractions to decimals" then I can help you there. If you have a fraction you want to make a decimal you simply divide. The little bar in the fraction means "divide" So if you have 3 over 4, you simply divide 3 by 4 which equals .75.

What is 77 over 100 in decimals?

77 over 100 is .77 in decimals.

You want to know how to Chang decimals to fraction?

To change decimals to fractions, you must move the decimal place over to make it a whole number. However many places you move it, that is how many zeroes that go on the denominator with the 1. For example, 0.38 would be 38/100 as a fraction.

From least to greatest how are these put in order 0.9 0.6 9 over 10 2 over 10 and a half?

The numbers from least to greatest are: 2 over 10, 1/2, 0.6 and 0.9 (which is equal to 9 over 10). Convert all the fractions to decimals to compare.

What are the numbers of rational numbers?

Oh~ u r doing maths! The rational numbers are like fractions or decimals. For example, negative 8 over 7 is a rational numbers. or 0.2, 1.5, etc.... -2, +2, the one that doesn't have decimals or fraction is not a rational numbers.

Can a faction be a whole number?

No Because a fraction is written in two parts a whole is just 1 or 10 or just a number which is equal has no left over fractions or decimals . Hope this helped!!

How to turn a fraction to a decimal?

, divide the numerator by the denominator. To change terminal decimals into fractions, count the number of decimal places, put the decimal's digits over 1 followed by the proper number of zeroes.