Approximately Equal To
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Definition of Approximately Equal To
If the values of two quantities, A and B, are approximately equal, then we can say that A is approximately equal to B, or vice versa.
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The symbol for 'approximately equal to' is ∼.
Examples of Approximately Equal To
 ∼ 1, as the numerator in the fraction is almost equal to the denominator; we can approximate it to 1. (or)
 ∼ 1
= 0.75, as the first digit to the right of the decimal point is greater than 5, round up the number to 1.
So, ∼ 1.
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Ques: Which of the following is approximately equal to ?
Choices:
A. 7B. 9
C. 1
D. 0
Correct Answer: C
Solution:

Step 1: [Original Expression.]
Step 2: ∼ 1 [Round to 1, if the numerator almost equals the denominator.]
Step 3: So, ∼ 1.
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