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# silly percents question

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27 Jul 2011, 08:28
What is 16 2/3% ???

It's a mixed fraction with a % sign.
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27 Jul 2011, 10:44
386390 wrote:
What is 16 2/3% ???

It's a mixed fraction with a % sign.

=$$\frac{50}{(3*100)}$$

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27 Jul 2011, 14:27
It the same as any number with a % sign

Eg:
50% = 50/1%=50/100
2.5% = 25/10% =2.5/100 =25/1000
16 2/3% =50/3% =50/3*100

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27 Jul 2011, 21:11
386390 wrote:
What is 16 2/3% ???

It's a mixed fraction with a % sign.

It will be a good idea to learn up some percentage - fraction equivalents. They are quite useful.

16 2/3% is 16.67% which is 1/6.

Check this post for more on percentages:
http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2011/02 ... rcentages/
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09 Aug 2011, 20:20
VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:
bharatemail wrote:

The link provided explains you the relation.

Ummm bharatemail at first I did not wanted to chime in but I guess I am tempted to- I do not if you have some how have developed the habit of being spoon feed but it does seems so (sorry if that seems like a hardy ) but please do yourselves a favor- the question you asked was pretty basic by any standard and on top of that you did not bother to open the link provided.

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