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# explain why 0.2 and 0.020 are not equivalent

I really can't understand this question is from my homework can someone help me?

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• Its like comparing 20 cents and 2 cents... or 20% and 2%

Answer by IrishMommaC at 10:49 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

• Because of the decimal point. .2 is 20 percent. Or two tenths. .02 is 2 percent or two hundredths.

Answer by kerp1960 at 10:50 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

• look at in the form of money... 0.2 would be considerd 20 cents and 0.02 would be 2 cents. Hope this helps....you could try looking it up on google as well. that will give you more of the information taht you need.

Answer by Shelii at 10:50 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

• .2 is 2/10 or 20%... .02 is 2/100 or 2%....

the decimal points go... .tens, hundreds, thousands place

Answer by dlandrum at 10:53 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

• They are all correct!

Answer by ratchetlee at 10:53 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

• .2 is two tenths, .02 is 2 hundredths. They are a LOT different.

Answer by Anonymous at 10:53 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

• http://www.mathatube.com/place-value-charts.html

this is the chart I was thinking about when I was answering lol. I just got it off google. Just reverse it and that is where the decimal is. so it would be
Hundreds/ tens/ ones . ones/ tens/ hundreds and so on. Good luck with your homework!

Answer by Shelii at 10:54 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

• http://www.tlsbooks.com/placevaluechart1.pdf

Sorry for so many posts but I found a better example =)

Answer by Shelii at 10:56 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

• .020 is 2 cents. .2 is 20 cents.

Answer by TaraK. at 8:27 PM on Oct. 29, 2010

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