# Math - Place Numbers in Order

by Emone Vinson
(Houston, Tx)

Put the following numbers in order from greatest to least: 10%, -0.5, 1/5, -1/4, 0.15

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 Dec 29, 2011 Place Numbers in Order by: Staff Question: by Emone Vinson (Houston, TX) Put the following numbers in order from greatest to least: 10%, -0.5, 1/5, -1/4, 0.15 Answer: 10%, -0.5, 1/5, -1/4, 0.15 CONVERT ALL NUMBERS TO THEIR DECIMAL FORM, and then arrange the numbers in order To convert the 10% to its decimal form, divide 10% by 100: 10% ÷ 100 = 0.1 To convert the 1/5 and the -1/4 to their decimal forms, divide the numerator by the denominator: 1/5 = 1 ÷ 5 = 0.2 -1/4 = -1 ÷ 4 = -0.25 In their decimal form, the numbers are: 0.1, -0.5, 0.2, -0.25, 0.15 Arrange the decimal form of all the numbers from greatest to least: 0.2, 0.15, 0.1, -0.25, -0.5 Restore the original format for each number: 1/5, 0.15, 10%, -1/4, -0.5 The final answer is: 1/5, 0.15, 10%, -1/4, -0.5 Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com