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Lesson 1 Problem-Solving Practice
Rational Numbers
1. ASTRONOMY The pull of gravity on 2. ENERGY Nuclear power provided 78%
the surface of Mars is 0.38 that of of the energy used in France in 2005.
Earth. Write 0.38 as a fraction in Write 0.78 as a fraction in simplest
simplest form. form.

3. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES One pint is 4. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES One inch is
5 5 25.4 millimeters. Write 25.4 millimeters
about − liter. Write − liter as a decimal.
9 9 as a mixed number in simplest form.

5. EDUCATION A local middle school has 6. BASEBALL In the 2008 season, the
47 computers and 174 students. What is Florida Marlins won 84 out of 162

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the number of students per computer at games. What was the ratio of wins to
the school? Write your answer as both a total games? Write your answer as both
mixed number in simplest form and a a fraction in simplest form and a
decimal rounded to the nearest tenth. decimal rounded to the nearest
thousandth.

7. COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES Recently, 8. BASKETBALL In the 2007–2008 season,
a small college had an enrollment of Dwayne Wade made 439 field goals out
1,342 students and a total of 215 of 937 attempts. What was Dwayne
faculty. What was the student-faculty Wade’s ratio of successful field goals to
ratio for this college? Write your answer attempts? Write your answer as both a
as both a mixed number in simplest fraction in simplest form and a decimal
form and a decimal rounded to the rounded to the nearest thousandth.
nearest hundredth.

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