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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Answered 2020-12-31 Author has 95 answers
The fraction is the ratio of the paper left to the number of papers in the ream originally:
373500
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:
373500×22=7461000
373500,0,746
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