# Which is larger? #0.5mg or 0.01082mg#

##### 3 Answers

0.5 mg

#### Explanation:

It will be 0.5 mg because just simply put, see it is just like 0 is smallest 1 is larger 2 is more larger and so on. Here, it is 0 and 5, in which 5 is larger, to know which is larger, do the following steps

1. Make them both equal to each other decimals.

Which in this case will make 0.50000 and 0.01082

2.One by one, see which is larger

First, there is a 0 in

So they are both equal

Second, after decimals

5 is larger than 0 in

Therefore, 0.5 mg is larger than 0.01082mg

Write the choices as money.

#### Explanation:

Write each choice as cents.

To do that, just look at the first two numbers after the decimal point.

That's how we write money -- the pennies are counted in the two numbers following the decimal point

**50**

This amount is also called **50ȼ**.

*In this case, you had to add your own zero to get two numbers after the decimal point.*

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**01**

This amount is also called **1 ȼ**

*In this case, you had to delete three numbers to get it down to exactly only two numbers after the decimal point.*

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Once you write the numbers as money, you can tell which one is larger.

50ȼ compared to 1 ȼ

Easy peasy.

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Example:

Which amount is larger -- a or b?

a) 3.4725

b) 3.325699

Write the choices as money.

a) 3.47

This means $3.47

b) 3.32

This means $3.32

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Notice that just adding more numbers to the end of b) does not make it larger than a).

Those numbers don't count because -- no matter how many you add -- they will never make b) as large as

Even if it said

#### Explanation:

Write the same number of place holders or decimal places.

Compare the size of the digits in each place holder.

In

In

So

Compare the fractions: