# Is 0.117 less than 0.5?

##### 3 Answers

#### Answer:

Yes.

#### Explanation:

The easiest thing to do is to look at both numbers to

1 is less than 5

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

If you write the numbers with the same number of decimal places it is easier to see the relationship between them.

Compare

Clearly

Students tend to forget that

You are not comparing

Looking at just the first decimal place would have been enough.

#### Answer:

This is a sort of trick showing how you can 'play' with numbers to give you what you whant.

#### Explanation:

Using the following principle

If

As

Notice that 'Ez as pi' has used the same approach but with different numbers.