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Which of the following fractions is closest in value to the decimal 0.

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To find:
    • Which option is closest to 0.4

Approach and Working:
    • \(\frac{1}{3} = 0.33\)

    • \(\frac{4}{7} = 0.57\)

    • \(\frac{3}{8} = 0.37\)

    • \(\frac{5}{9} = 0.55\)

    • \(\frac{1}{2} = 0.5\)

Therefore, \(\frac{3}{8}\) is closest to 0.4.

Hence, the correct answer is Option C

Answer: C

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Which of the following fractions is closest in value to the decimal 0.40?

A. 1/3
B. 4/7
C. 3/8
D. 5/9
E. 1/2



divide each answer option
we observe that option c is closet

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Bunuel wrote:
Which of the following fractions is closest in value to the decimal 0.40?

A. 1/3
B. 4/7
C. 3/8
D. 5/9
E. 1/2


The logic that we should approximate the values,helps in removing some answer options
B , D are out as they are > 1/2 (this logic helps us in difficult questions)

Remaining are
1/3 = 0.333
3/8 = 0.37 which is nearer to 0.40
1/2 = 0.50

Answer C.
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Bunuel wrote:
Which of the following fractions is closest in value to the decimal 0.40?

A. 1/3
B. 4/7
C. 3/8
D. 5/9
E. 1/2


Since 1/2 = 0.5 and both 4/7 and 5/9 are greater than 1/2, we can eliminate choices B and D.

Since 1/3 = 0.333… and 3/8 = 0.375, we see that 3/8 is the fraction closest to 0.40.

Answer: C
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