Practice!

Sample Problem

Fill in the blank with >, = or <.

0.72 72%

72% 2/7

Solution

0.72 = (0.72 × 100) / (1 × 100) = 72/100 = 72%

2/7 ≈ 0.2857 ≈ 28.57% < 72%

Thus, 0.72 = 72% > 2/7