 Ordering Numbers The map at the right gives the area of four states as fractions of the total area of the United States. Which of these states have the.

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Ordering Numbers The map at the right gives the area of four states as fractions of the total area of the United States. Which of these states have the least area? GEOGRAPHY Example 4

Ordering Numbers SOLUTION Write the fractions as decimals and then compare the decimals. California: 0.0425 = 400 17 Montana: 0.04 = 25 1 New Mexico: 0.03 = 30 1 Texas: 0.072 = 125 9 Example 4 ANSWER Because 0.072 > 0.0425 > 0.04 > 0.03, the state with the least area is New Mexico.

Guided Practice for Example 4 ANSWER > = > < Copy and complete the statement using, or =. 13. ? 2.65 20 13 2 16. ? 40 17 0.18 15. ? 3 7 2.3 14. ? 8 7 0.78

Guided Practice for Example 4 ANSWER, 200 21 40 1 16 1 125 17,, 17. Order the fractions and from least to greatest. 125 17 200 21 16 1 40 1,,,

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