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4/5 10/15 0.8 ..are the numbers same value?

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4/5 and .8 are the same value.
 
4/5 is the same as 8/10. 8/10 in decimal has a value of .8
 
 
Hi Chris,
 
Here are the steps I recommend you use to solve this problem:
 
Change all the terms to either fractions OR decimals or  percents. I personally like percents because they are "easier" for me to understand.
 
      1. We can change 4/5 to a percent. Remember that percent means "out of 100". That means I need to find an equivalent fraction that will have a denominator of 100.
         So, let's write 4/5 = ?/100.
         I can see that I multiplied the 5 by 20 to get my new denominator of 100. So I have to also multiply the numerator by 20. 4 x 20 = 80.  My new fraction is 80/100.
         I know that ANY fraction written over 100 can be changed into a percent.... in this case, it is 80 out of 100, or 80%
 
       2. 10/15 will can be simplified. If we divide BOTH the numerator (top number) and denominator (bottom number) by 5, then my new fraction is 2/3.   Well, 2/3 is one of those fractions that we have to think about to understand the percent.
 
  Think 100 cut into 3 nearly equal parts. Each part will be 33.3
 
      2/3 is equivalent to about 67%.
 
3. Now, we are left with .8    Decimals convert to percents somewhat "easily".   .8 means the same as 8/10. If we multiply our numerator and denominator by 10, we get a fraction equivalent to 80/100.
 
Do you remember what to do with this fraction now to get it to be a percent? It means, 80 out of 100, or 80%.
 
 
Now, lets look at our numbers again- we have:
 
4/5 = 80%
10/15= 67
.8=80%
 
So- these numbers do NOT have the same value! 4/5 and .8 both equal 80%, but 10/16 equals 67%.

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