**Session Date:**8/24/2016 7:52PM ET

**Length:**33.6 minute(s)

**Subject:**Math - Basic

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Rija (Customer)

[00:00:00] 10+0.5=
.
?

[00:00:08] hi!

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:00:14] Good afternoon and welcome.

[00:00:16] How are you doing?

Rija (Customer)

[00:00:21] good

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:00:35] I see your problem. Have you had a chance to start it yet?

Rija (Customer)

[00:01:05] No.

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:01:32] that is correct.

[00:01:39] 0.5 does equal 5/10

Rija (Customer)

[00:02:10] Am i still correct?

[00:02:23] Or not?

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:02:29] Not really.

[00:02:49] What happened to the decimal point for the 5?

[00:03:39] Can you place the decimal point on the board?

Rija (Customer)

[00:04:24] where does it go you said i did it wrong the first place i put it.

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:04:32] I didn't see it.

[00:04:59] the decimal point is on the correct spot for the 5.

[00:05:02] The problem is,

[00:05:20] when you add decimals you want to line up the decimal points.

Rija (Customer)

[00:05:31] What?

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:05:37] that way the ones are in the same column, the tenths are in the same column, etc

[00:05:44] Let me show you on board 3

[00:06:19] See how my decimal points are in a straight line?

Rija (Customer)

[00:06:32] yes

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:06:46] Same idea with the 10 and 0.5

[00:06:55] Where is the decimal point for the 10?

[00:08:03] Not exactly.

[00:08:11] You are doing better.

[00:08:16] 10 is a whole number, righy?

Rija (Customer)

[00:08:21] yes

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:08:41] And decimal points separate whole numbers from parts, right?

Rija (Customer)

[00:08:58] yes

[00:09:10] yes

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:09:13] So where does the decimal point go with the 10?

[00:10:01] Does it belong before the 10, between the 1 and 0, or after the 10?

Rija (Customer)

[00:10:30] before

[00:10:36] ?

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:10:47] It would be after.

Rija (Customer)

[00:11:34] is the answer 10.5?

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:11:42] Yes, it is!

[00:11:47] I am glad you got it?

[00:11:53] Do you have questions on it?

Rija (Customer)

[00:12:52] No but can you help me with another
question please?

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:13:04] Yes

[00:14:59] Leave it as .7; don't change it into a fraction

Rija (Customer)

[00:15:11] 3/100+8+0.7=
/
?

[00:15:24] Okay.

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:16:20] So far so good.

[00:16:42] Now to place the 8.

[00:16:59] Right so far.

Rija (Customer)

[00:17:29] so i just do 0.73+8?

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:17:39] Yes.

[00:18:15] But 8 is in the wrong place.

[00:18:32] 8 is a whole number.

[00:18:51] Remember where the decimal point goes with a whole number?

[00:18:59] That is better.

[00:19:06] Now you can add.

Rija (Customer)

[00:19:27] 8.73 corect or not?

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:19:39] Yes, it is correct!

[00:19:49] I always want to make sure the work matches the answer.

[00:20:01] Do you understand these 2 problems?

Rija (Customer)

[00:20:22] hold on were not done are we

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:20:42] How many more do you have?

Rija (Customer)

[00:20:45] we have to turn it to a fraction

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:20:51] Oh,ok.

[00:20:55] I didn't know that.

[00:21:26] Do you have an idea of how to do that?

Rija (Customer)

[00:21:38] no i don't

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:21:57] there are 2 parts; the whole number and the fraction part.

[00:22:10] What is whole number part of 8.73?

Rija (Customer)

[00:22:40] Slow down. I'm confused.

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:23:14] 8.73 has a whole number part and a decimal part.

[00:23:27] Which is the decimal part?

Rija (Customer)

[00:23:27] okay...

[00:23:39] 8.73

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:23:51] That is the complete answer.

[00:24:10] Within that is a whole number and a decimal piece.

[00:24:35] Here is a hint; where does the decimal point go when you have a whole number?

Rija (Customer)

[00:24:46] are you si don't know

[00:25:08] i meant i don't know

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:25:47] on the board you had the 8 before the decimal point and then you added (on board 4)

Rija (Customer)

[00:26:03] yes

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:26:25] the whole number goes in front of the decimal point.

[00:26:32] After the decimal point is the part.

[00:26:48] So in 8.73 what is the whole number?

Rija (Customer)

[00:26:57] 8

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:27:28] Yes,

[00:27:38] So that is also the whole number part for the fraction.

[00:27:57] So now we need to change .73 into a fraction.

[00:28:13] Do you know your place value for the decimals?

Rija (Customer)

[00:29:22] ones tens hundreths

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:29:30] Correct.]

[00:29:47] 73 is the numerator.

[00:29:58] The question is, is it 73/10

[00:30:01] 73/100

[00:30:05] 73/1000

[00:30:13] 73/10000

[00:31:03] Not quite.

[00:31:14] Better!

[00:31:31] 8.73 =
8
73/100

Rija (Customer)

[00:31:51] that's the answer right

[00:32:08] ?

[00:32:13] is it?

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:32:22] Yes it is!

Rija (Customer)

[00:33:02] Okay thanks for helping me have a good night bye!

Michele W (Tutor)

[00:33:25] You are welcome. Have a good night also.