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8-57.

Copy the number line below onto your paper. Locate the following numbers by placing the lowercase letters a through f on the number line corresponding to the values given below. Part (a) is done for you.  

A number line, from negative 5 to positive 5, with a point labeled, a, 1 third of the way from 2 to 3.

Compute without a calculator

  1. Is closer to or ?

    A number line, from negative 5 to positive 5, with a point, about 1 third of the way from negative 3 to negative 2.

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    Determine on which side of zero the point is located.

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    Change the percent to a fraction. Then, multiply the fraction by .

  1. A number line, from negative 5 to positive 5, with a point, about 1 third of the way from 1 to 2.