Percentages as FractionsDate: 8/25/96 at 18:58:44 From: Anonymous Subject: Percentages as Fractions Dear Dr. Math, We would like to know the answer to the following problem: 57 percent of 93 = ? Thanks for your help Joe Date: 8/30/96 at 13:44:6 From: Doctor Jerry Subject: Percentages as Fractions 57% or 57 percent means 57 per hundred or 57/100. 57% is a traditional, widely used way of expressing the fraction 57/ 100. If you wanted to calculate one third of 93, I expect you would just multiply: (1/3) * 93, which is the same as 93/3, which is 31. Same for 57% of 93. Just multiply: (57/100)*93 = 0.57*93 = 53.01 -Doctor Jerry, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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