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.

More About Approximately Equal To

    The symbol for 'approximately equal to' is ∼.

Examples of Approximately Equal To

  • img ∼ 1, as the numerator in the fraction is almost equal to the denominator; we can approximate it to 1. (or)
  • img ∼ 1
    img = 0.75, as the first digit to the right of the decimal point is greater than 5, round up the number to 1.
    So, img ∼ 1.

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Solved Example Clockple on Approximate

Ques: Which of the following is approximately equal to img?

    Choices:
    A. 7
    B. 9
    C. 1
    D. 0
    Correct Answer: C

Solution:

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