## Wednesday, November 9, 2011

### Chapter 2.1: Question # 26

The question that was given to me was:
22. Replace each box with<> or a = to make each statement true.

a)

1. first step is to find a common denominator:

2. determine the answer:
so -18/12 18/2 are equal.

B)

1. Turn the decimal into a fraction
2. find a common denominator
3. determine the answer.
The two fractions are -9/10 and 10/15
since 10/15 is a positive number it is higher than a negative number

C)
step 1: turn mixed fractions into an improper fraction
-(1x10+3)= 13
both numbers are (-13/10)

D)

1. turn the mixed fraction into an improper fraction
-(3x5+1)= -16
-16/ 5

2. turn the decimal into a fraction
-3.25x 100= -325/100 or - 65/50 or -13/25
=-13/25

3. find the common denominator

4. determine the answer:
-13/25 -80/25

e)
-8/12 -11/5

Steps:
1. Find the common denominator
2. determine the answer
-40/60 -132/60

F) - 2 5/6 - 2 7/8

Steps:
1. turn the mixed number into and improper fraction
-(2x5+6)=- 16 -(2x7+8)= - 22

2. find a common denominator.
3. Determine the answer.
-128/48 or -132/48