Comparing Decimals with Mixed Numbers
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To compare a decimal and a mixed number,
first convert, or change, one of the numbers so that we have either two decimals or two mixed numbers (or two fractions). Then, compare as usual.
For example: Let’s compare 4
First, let's write the mixed number as a decimal.
In order to do so, we first write the fractional part of the mixed number,
, as a decimal.
as an equivalent fraction with 10 as the denominator.
as a decimal.
Now, compare 4.2 and 4.13.
As the tenth digit of 4.2 is greater than the tenth digit of 4.13,
4.2 > 4.13
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The correct answer is
The smallest number is the one that comes first while counting.
To arrange the given numbers in order from smallest to greatest, find the smallest number among all the given numbers.
21 is the smallest number.