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Evaluate (3/5 ) 2 enter the value as a decimal?

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  • 2 months ago

    3/5=0.6 

    0.6 times 2=1.2

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  • 2 months ago

    The answer to your question is 1.2.

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  • 2 months ago

    Remember your order of operations! You'd first do what's inside the parentheses, which would 3 divided by 5. As a decimal, that would give you 0.6. 

    The next part is a bit confusing because the way you have it written, it looks as though you're multiplying by 2. Maybe that really is the case. And if so, then 0.6 times 2 = _______. 

    Another way you could have done this is to take 3/5 x 2. The whole number 2 as a fraction would be 2/1. So you'd multiply the two numerators and divide that by the multiplication of the two denominators. That would mean 3x2 = 6 and 5x1 = 5. So if you divided 6 by 5, you'd get ______. If you do your math correctly, both ways will give you the same answer!

    However, if you are raising to the second power, meaning the 2 is an exponent, then you'd multiply 0.6 by itself. So 0.6 x 0.6 = _______. 

    So you'll get two very different answer depending whether you are multiplying that three-fifths by 2 or raising it to the power of 2.

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  • 2 months ago

    It's not clear what the 2 is doing there.  

    Is it multiplication?  (3/5)*2

    Or is the 2 an exponent?  (3/5)^2

    either way, since you want a decimal, first convert 3/5 by dividing 3÷5 = 0.6

    if it is multiplication:

    (0.6)*(2) = 1.2

    if the 2 is an exponent:

    (0.6)^2 = (0.6)*(0.6) = 0.36

    hope this helps!

  • 2 months ago

    .6 x 2 = 1.2 ,,,,, .6^2 = .36

  • 2 months ago

    input this data in a calculator

    following proper syntax to get the answer.

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