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Matching Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Can you match pairs of fractions, decimals and percentages, and beat your previous scores?

Sept 03

What is the last digit of the number 1 / 5^903 ?

Too Close to Call

Weekly Problem 24 - 2012
Can you put these very close fractions into order?

Almost One

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Here is a set of six fractions: $$\frac{1}{6} \quad \frac{1}{25} \quad \frac{3}{5} \quad \frac{3}{20} \quad \frac{4}{15} \quad \frac{5}{8} $$

Choose some of the fractions and add them together. You can use as many fractions as you like, but you can only use each fraction once.
Can you get an answer that is close to 1?
What is the closest to 1 that you can get?




With thanks to Colin Foster who introduced us to this problem.