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why is 3.6/0.09 40?

Guest Oct 12, 2014

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Think about this.

the question is actually asking How many 0.09s are there in 3.6

Well there are a great many, because 0.09 is a very little number.

10 lots of 0.09 are 10*0.09=0.9        3.6 is a lot bigger than that!

20 lots of 0.09 are 1.8                        3.6 is still bigger

infact

0.09 added to itself 40 times = 3.6

0.09*40=3.6

so that is why

3.6 divided by 0.09 = 40              

Melody  Oct 13, 2014
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3.6 ÷ 0.09  is indeed  40

geno3141  Oct 12, 2014
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I guess I forgot to answer your question:  Why?

If you multiplied both the numerator and the denominator of the fraction by 100,

the numerator becomes  360         and the denominator becomes  9.

Now, you have 360 ÷ 9, which is 40.

Does this help? 

geno3141  Oct 12, 2014
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Best Answer

Think about this.

the question is actually asking How many 0.09s are there in 3.6

Well there are a great many, because 0.09 is a very little number.

10 lots of 0.09 are 10*0.09=0.9        3.6 is a lot bigger than that!

20 lots of 0.09 are 1.8                        3.6 is still bigger

infact

0.09 added to itself 40 times = 3.6

0.09*40=3.6

so that is why

3.6 divided by 0.09 = 40              

Melody  Oct 13, 2014

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