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Ballparking: Overview

If $$r = 98.3$$, which of the following best approximates the value of $$\frac{r}{2r+2}$$?
Correct. [[Snippet]] If you use $$r=100$$, the expression equals >$$\frac{100}{2(100)+2} = \frac{100}{202}$$, which is **slightly less than** $$\frac{1}{2}$$. That means you can eliminate D and E. The first answer less than $$\frac{1}{2}$$ is $$\frac{1}{3}$$, but that is much too small. $$\frac{100}{202}$$ is much closer to $$\frac{100}{200} = \frac{1}{2}$$ than $$\frac{100}{300} = \frac{1}{3}$$.
Incorrect. [[Snippet]] If you use $$r=100$$, the expression equals >$$\frac{100}{2(100)+2} = \frac{100}{202}$$, which is slightly _less_ than $$\frac{1}{2}$$. This answer choice is slightly *larger* than $$\frac{1}{2}$$, so it is incorrect.
Incorrect. [[Snippet]] If you use $$r=100$$, the expression equals >$$\frac{100}{2(100)+2} = \frac{100}{202}$$, which is slightly _less_ than $$\frac{1}{2}$$. This answer choice is slightly *larger* than $$\frac{1}{2}$$, so it is incorrect.
Incorrect. [[Snippet]] If you use $$r=100$$, the expression equals >$$\frac{100}{2(100)+2} = \frac{100}{202}$$, which is not really close to $$\frac{1}{3}$$ (which would be $$\frac{100}{300}$$ instead).
Incorrect. [[Snippet]] If you use $$r=100$$, the expression equals >$$\frac{100}{2(100)+2} = \frac{100}{202}$$, which is not really close to $$\frac{1}{4}$$ (which would be $$\frac{100}{400}$$ instead).
$$\frac{1}{4}$$
$$\frac{1}{3}$$
$$\frac{1}{2}$$
$$\frac{5}{9}$$
$$\frac{3}{5}$$