 # A ream of paper contains 500 sheets of paper. Norm has 373 sheets of paper left from a ream. Express the portion of a ream Norm has as a fraction and as a decimal. remolatg 2020-12-30 Answered
A ream of paper contains 500 sheets of paper. Norm has 373 sheets of paper left from a ream. Express the portion of a ream Norm has as a fraction and as a decimal.
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The fraction is the ratio of the paper left to the number of papers in the ream originally:
$\frac{373}{500}$
Note that this is the simplest form.
Using the fraction, multiply both the numerator and denominator by 2 so that the denominator becomes 1000. This makes finding the decimal easier as you only need to move the decimal point 3 places to the left:
$\frac{373}{500}×\frac{2}{2}=\frac{746}{1000}$
$\frac{373}{500},0,746$