11 views

Uploaded by Hugh Fox III

- guide
- 15421093 Mathematics Upsr Tip
- 2º ESO REFUERZO1ª parte.doc
- Revision - Decimals and Fractions
- advanced math syllabus
- Calculating Person Time
- Vary Sentence Beginnings
- case study presentation
- Nouns
- 3 part lesson plan
- qnet_134_formal_and_informal_070524.pdf
- fifthgreenchevronindividual
- 3rd grade plural nouns
- 030928_chapter_08.pdf
- EDPC Field Work Project (TaskStream Keystone Assignment)
- Mathg4-BuildingFractions
- parentguide math 3
- [P._Abbott]_Teach_Yourself_Algebra(book4you.org).pdf
- act tips _2017
- ct observation 2 fractions

You are on page 1of 2

Approximation means describing numbers or statistics by using a fraction that is similar to the exact number; e.g. using 'about one-third' instead of 34.76%, or an easyto-remember number such as 'just under one million' instead of '997,652'. There are a number of reasons for doing this. Firstly, it is easier for people to understand and remember. Secondly, the numbers or statistics may be more detailed than necessary. 1) about, roughly, approximately, around 2) under, less than, below, almost 3) over, more than, above 4) nearly, close to, approaching 5) precisely, exactly Here are some examples: a) 65% - about two-thirds of b) 28% - just over a quarter of c) 21% - about a fifth d) 49% - just under a half of e) 74% - almost three-quarters of f) 33.3333% - a third of g) 92% - most of h) 98.5% - almost all i) 1,043 - over a thousand j) 115 - over a hundred k) 9 - fewer than ten l) 2 - a small number m) 4 - a few n) 6 - several o) 749,982 - about three-quarters of a million q) 1,256,890,534 - over 1.2 billion r) 100,005 - about one hundred thousand s) 60.04% - roughly sixty per cent t) 40.5C - approximately 40 degrees Celsius u) 502.02 - around five hundred pounds Tips: 1) Don't use fractions where the denominator (the number under the line) is greater than 5 many people do not know that 1/6 = 16% or that 7/8 = 87.5% . 2) Don't forget the hyphen in fractions; e.g. 'one-third' (but not after 'a'; e.g. use 'a third').

3) Don't forget to add an 's' on the end of fractions starting with two or greater; e.g. 'twothirds', 'three-quarters'. 4) Most fractions can be followed by the preposition 'of '; e.g. 'Three-quarters of the staff were satisfied with working conditions.' 5) Most fractions are followed by a plural noun; e.g. 'half of the books', except uncountable nouns; e.g. 'Half of the staff were satisfied with working conditions' (the verb is 'were', not 'was', because 'staff ' is thought of as a plural after fractions). 6) In strictly correct grammar use 'fewer than' for countable nouns and 'less than' for uncountable nouns. 7) It is more natural to use 'a' instead of 'one' in front of fractions; e.g. 'a third of ...' 8) In front of 'half ' you do not need to use 'a' or 'one-'; e.g. 'Half of the staff were satisfied with their working relationships.' 9) Do not use a number at the start of a sentence, because it's bad style. Use words; e.g. '100 One hundred of the staff were satisfied with working conditions.' 10) Be careful of the spelling of 'several' - it's not 'several'. 11) Remember that 'only' and 'just' often have a negative meanings, so use them only if you want to show that something is bad; e.g. 'Only 1% of our staff were satisfied with working conditions.' Match the phrase to the correct number: a) 19.98% b) 101,997 c) 26% d) 33.3333% e) 248,112 f) 1,695,193 g) 48.873% h) 97 i) 7 j) 74.25% 1) just under a hundred 2) nearly three-quarters 3) about 1.7 million 4) a quarter of a million 5) about a fifth of 6) a third of 7) several 8) almost a half of 9) just over a quarter of 10) about 100,000

- guideUploaded byedmondus
- 15421093 Mathematics Upsr TipUploaded byGeetha Muthusamy
- 2º ESO REFUERZO1ª parte.docUploaded byAnonymous 5z9Wji
- Revision - Decimals and FractionsUploaded byJoshua
- advanced math syllabusUploaded byapi-232573717
- Calculating Person TimeUploaded byRenzo Fernandez
- Vary Sentence BeginningsUploaded byRamil Gofredo
- case study presentationUploaded byapi-438871711
- NounsUploaded byGurvinder Singh
- 3 part lesson planUploaded byapi-457223841
- qnet_134_formal_and_informal_070524.pdfUploaded byGuru Moorthy
- fifthgreenchevronindividualUploaded byapi-288353355
- 3rd grade plural nounsUploaded byapi-383946447
- 030928_chapter_08.pdfUploaded byPrasad Swaminathan
- EDPC Field Work Project (TaskStream Keystone Assignment)Uploaded byBruce
- Mathg4-BuildingFractionsUploaded bymaleckisale
- parentguide math 3Uploaded byapi-330224125
- [P._Abbott]_Teach_Yourself_Algebra(book4you.org).pdfUploaded byAnonymous cWTxkWZFBL
- act tips _2017Uploaded byYadid Gutierrez Huerta
- ct observation 2 fractionsUploaded byapi-333686409
- parentguide math 3Uploaded byapi-268580339
- Algebra Fractions 1Uploaded bysanthi
- C3Uploaded byRegy_101
- Number Sense: FractionsUploaded byBrian Neises
- parent mathUploaded byapi-328958854
- NounsUploaded byLyndy Tan
- 1ºbach Unit 3 a Robotic WorldUploaded byLorraine Meenan
- Clase-03-Matlab.pdfUploaded bymiscael
- NS1.1Uploaded byAmy Li
- rancangan mingguan12Uploaded byIswar Svaran

- Boot ManipulationUploaded byHugh Fox III
- BouncingUploaded byHugh Fox III
- Bracelet ManipulationUploaded byHugh Fox III
- Body Part EnhancedUploaded byHugh Fox III
- Bow ManipulationUploaded byHugh Fox III
- Breath (Atomic)Uploaded byHugh Fox III
- Bone ManipulationUploaded byHugh Fox III
- Body Part DisembodiedUploaded byHugh Fox III
- Biological Manipulation (Weight)Uploaded byHugh Fox III
- Black Hole ManipulationUploaded byHugh Fox III
- Blood ManipulationUploaded byHugh Fox III
- Bovine MimicryUploaded byHugh Fox III
- Body Part Substitution (Others)Uploaded byHugh Fox III
- 952452 Spanish for Communication I WorkbookUploaded byHugh Fox III
- Body Part Substitution (Self)Uploaded byHugh Fox III
- Axe ManipulationUploaded byHugh Fox III
- Bear MimicryUploaded byHugh Fox III
- Augmented RealityUploaded byHugh Fox III
- Aura ReadingUploaded byHugh Fox III
- Biological Manipulation (Others)Uploaded byHugh Fox III
- Belt ManipulationUploaded byHugh Fox III
- Astral ManipulationUploaded byHugh Fox III
- Astral AwarenessUploaded byHugh Fox III
- Bat MimicryUploaded byHugh Fox III
- Biological Manipulation (Self)Uploaded byHugh Fox III
- Avian MimicryUploaded byHugh Fox III
- Auxiliary OrgansUploaded byHugh Fox III
- Biological Manipulation (Freak)Uploaded byHugh Fox III
- Aura ManipulationUploaded byHugh Fox III
- Astral TrappingUploaded byHugh Fox III

- A Brief Comparison of Cantonese vs. MandarinUploaded byRichard Stibbard
- The Collective Noun ExercisesUploaded bycristina_lucian_andr
- 1.1. My Names AnnaUploaded byJose Luis Vilches
- Agreement Between Subjects and Verbs-English GrammarUploaded bydana87
- Chapter 12Uploaded byAbel Guaco
- Hebrew Grammar BasicsUploaded byNehemia Gordon
- Makalah PhonologyUploaded byOzzawa Ikha Faiik
- PartUploaded bygp
- Twi.pdfUploaded byking
- skills1-60-130305154239-phpapp01Uploaded byarnoldarancibia
- How the German Cases Work – NominativeUploaded byGaurav Deshmukh
- The second part of the Grammar assignmentUploaded bySheela Sharma
- Http Www.oxfordlanguagedictionaries.com View Document.html Filename= Oldo Resources de Dictionary Skills Resource Pack Lecturer NotesUploaded byzealboy123
- Direct and Indirect Object & What is a SubjectUploaded bylilia
- Portuguese AlphabetUploaded byMehdi Rabbani
- Structures of ModificationUploaded byjamesramil
- Introduction to English SyntaxUploaded byFebriani
- ParallelismUploaded byrudy
- Studentbook- Level IIIUploaded byEvelyn Quimbita
- Degrees of ComparisonUploaded byulpa
- tugasUploaded byAnonymous Jj6F9qKfR
- PassivesUploaded byGodmy
- Archives of Origins.pdfUploaded bysisoffm
- Demonstrative Pronouns in ItalianUploaded byrosesaime23
- DocumentUploaded bylistalist
- Grammar of Kannada Language IndiaUploaded bygrigorije
- Transformation of SentenceUploaded byNalin Hettiarachchi
- Reglas de AccentosUploaded byAny L Henao
- Replying Grmmatical Errors in Quran2Uploaded byAHLUSSUNNAHVSALIMIRZA
- Inversions B2 Extra PracticeUploaded byKharina Montero