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Kathryn Kingham

Peyton Manning averaged 7.89 passing yards per attempt in 2006 and Carson Palmer averaged 7.76. Who had the higher average?

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Peyton Manning averaged 7.89 passing yards per attempt in 2006 and Carson Palmer averaged 7.76. Who had the higher average?

Let’s carefully read the information given. Peyton Manning averaged 7.89 passing yards per attempt. We can write that down, PM 7.89. Carson Palmer averaged 7.76. Our question is asking us who had the higher average.

If we compare the ones place here, Peyton Manning and Carson Palmer have the same digit in the ones place, so we move to the right, to the tenths place. In the tenths place, Peyton Manning scored eight tenths, 89 hundredths. Carson Palmer scored 76 hundredths, he has a seven in the tenths place.

Here, this eight is larger than the seven from Carson Palmer. Peyton Manning’s passing yards per attempt in 2006 were higher than Carson Palmer’s.