Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Algebraic Expressions - 1.4 Positive and Negative Real Numbers - 1.4 Exercise Set: 32

Answer

-.417

Work Step by Step

We can write a fraction as a decimal by dividing the numerator by the denominator. $\frac{-5}{12}=-5\div12=-.416666...$ In this case, the 6 repeats after the thousandths digit, so we can write $-\frac{5}{12}$ as -.417 (as the 6 rounds up to 7).
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