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From: Loyd

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2004012306:25:23
Subject: Re: fractions

On 2004012221:54:54, michele ivory wrote: > >Can somebody please show me how to change 33 1/3% to a percent number, >show I can teach my son how to do it??? > >thank you > The number you have shown is a percent. I think you mean how do you change it to a decimal and then two a fraction. This is a mixed number. Change it to an improper fraction. 33 1/3% = 100/3 percent. Move the decimal over two places (divide by 100) and you then you have 1/3. Of course, .33 1/3 is the decimal. Same way, change 66 2/3 % to a fraction. Change to an impropper fraction which is 200/3%. Move the decimal over two places (divide by a hundred) and you have 2/3. The decimal is /66 2/3.

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