I hope this is not out of place for me to ask, but I am having a small debate with someone on apologetics. I just want to make sure that I am understanding something correctly that has to do with mathematical place values. I want to make sure I am explaining it correctly.
Ok, let's say I have the number 29.71. This is used to represent a certain date. Would this number not be able to be divided into 29 full days (full 24-hour periods) and .71 of another day, bringing the date to the 30th?
I know this seems rather elementary, but I just want to make sure I am understanding it correctly and have not somehow gotten that confused (especially since I've been tutoring 4-6th graders in stuff like this and myself being several years into my education).
Any further explanation that I may use or confirmation or whatnot is greatly appreciated. Thank you!