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Converting the [[decimal|decimals]] to [[fraction|fractions]] gives us <math>\frac{(.2)^3}{(.02)^2} =\frac{\left( \frac{1}{5}\right)^3}{\left(\frac{1}{50}\right)^2}=\frac{50^2}{5^3}=\frac{2500}{125}=20\Rightarrow \mathrm{(E)}</math>. | Converting the [[decimal|decimals]] to [[fraction|fractions]] gives us <math>\frac{(.2)^3}{(.02)^2} =\frac{\left( \frac{1}{5}\right)^3}{\left(\frac{1}{50}\right)^2}=\frac{50^2}{5^3}=\frac{2500}{125}=20\Rightarrow \mathrm{(E)}</math>. | ||
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+ | We expand <math>\frac{(0.2)^3}{(0.02)^2}</math>, and get <math>\frac{(0.2) \times (0.2) \times (0.2)}{(0.02) \times (0.02)}</math>. The two <math>0.02</math>'s "cancel" out with the two <math>0.2</math>'s, leaving the fraction as: <math>(10) \times (10) \times (0.2)</math>. Using basic calculations, we compute this expression to get <math>20\Rightarrow \mathrm{(E)}</math>. | ||
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==See Also== | ==See Also== |
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Problem
Solution
Converting the decimals to fractions gives us .
Solution 2
We expand , and get . The two 's "cancel" out with the two 's, leaving the fraction as: . Using basic calculations, we compute this expression to get .
~sakshamsethi
See Also
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