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# Who invented decimals fractions and percentages?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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### Why is it easier to use fractions or decimals insted of percentages?

Because that it s harder to work out percentages than fractions and decimals

### What are 2 things that fractions and percentages have in common?

They can both be converted into decimals and from there into fractions or percentages.

### What fractions are equivalent to?

Fractions can be converted to decimals, percentages or mixed numbers.

### What forms can partions take?

fractions, decimals and percentages

### What do percentages fractions and decimals have in common?

They're all numbers.

### What is the percentages and decimals of all fractions?

There are infinitely many fractions so it is impossible to answer the question.

### Why should there be percentages when a number can be expressed as a fraction or a decimal?

Decimals and percentages are easier to compare than fractions - particularly if they are unlike fractions. That does not explain why percentages are required when we have decimal number and there is no good answer to that!

### What is common in fractions and decimals and percentages?

They are ways of calculating and comparing parts of wholes.

### Have decimals fractions and percentages made maths easier or harder?

If we didn't have decimals, fractions and percentages math would be impossible. Try answering 1.7 - 0.6 without a decimal, and get the right answer. It has not made math easier or harder, it is an element we need.

### What If decimals didn't exist?

Before decimals were invented, people used fractions.

### How do you put fractioons in order?

convert them to decimals or percentages first to figure out the order then write the answers as fractions

### What are the importance of knowing the operation in decimal?

In order to convert decimals into percentages In order to convert decimals into fractions To distinguish irrational numbers from rational numbers