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Video: Comparing a Decimal Number to a Given Fraction

Kathryn Kingham

Complete 7/30_4.9 using <,=, or >.

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Video Transcript

Complete seven thirtieths compared to 4.9 using less than, equal to, or greater than.

Let’s take a look at each of these numbers. Seven thirtieths is a fraction with a value less than one. 4.9 is a decimal number that is greater than one. You could represent these values on a number line. Seven thirtieths being close to zero and 4.9 being close to five. This helps us recognize that seven thirtieths has to be less than 4.9.

Our final answer is: less than. Seven thirtieths is less than 4.9.