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# which of the following is the least: 1. 1/0.2 2. (.2)^2 3.

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which of the following is the least: 1. 1/0.2 2. (.2)^2 3.  [#permalink]

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04 Aug 2006, 07:31
which of the following is the least:

1. 1/0.2
2. (.2)^2
3. .02

I know this is simple but i think the answer given in the book is wrong so want to confirm. Thanks

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04 Aug 2006, 07:37
its 2 since it is equal to .04
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04 Aug 2006, 07:50
i might be loosing my mind but isnt .04 >.02 ?
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04 Aug 2006, 07:52
positive_energy wrote:
i might be loosing my mind but isnt .04 >.02 ?

Yes it should be 3.

1. 1/0.2 = 5
2. (.2)^2 = 0.04
3. 0.02

Least is third.
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04 Aug 2006, 08:01
the book answer said 2 also and was hoping it was wrong...i was starting to question my math foundations there for a second..thanks ps.
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04 Aug 2006, 08:02
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positive_energy wrote:
the book answer said 2 also and was hoping it was wrong...i was starting to question my math foundations there for a second..thanks ps.

Sorry! My mistake...I lost my mind for a sec...it is 3. I agree.
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