1990 AJHSME Problems/Problem 2

Problem

Which digit of $.12345$, when changed to $9$, gives the largest number?

$\text{(A)}\ 1 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 2 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 3 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 4 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 5$

Solution

When dealing with positive decimals, the leftmost digits affect the change in value more. Thus, to get the largest number, we change the $1$ to a $9 \rightarrow \boxed{\text{A}}$.

See Also

1990 AJHSME (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 1
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Problem 3
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