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    Exact Equivalent 1/6 Changed to a percent.

    Hi,
    I need a question answered.
    what is the exact equivalent of 1/6 when it is changed to a percent?
    the answer is 16 2/3%

    I have no idea how they got 2/3? can you tell me step by step how they got this answer
    16 2/3% i don't understand it.
    thank you!

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    The noun "percent" means per 100.

    Therefore, speaking of 1/6 as a percent means 1/6th of 100.

    Divide 100 by 6.

    6 goes into 100 sixteen times because 6 16 = 96.

    100 - 96 = 4

    Therefore, the remainder is 4.

    100 6 = 16 4/6

    4/6 reduces to 2/3

    Okay now ?

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    Re: Exact Equivalent 1/6 Changed to a percent.

    YES!
    Thank you so much for answering this I was having a hard time, this makes sense now.
    Thanks Again!

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    Re:

    Quote Originally Posted by mmm4444bot


    Therefore, speaking of 1/6 as a percent means 1/6th of 100.

    *** Means [tex]\frac{1}{6}[/tex] of [tex]100[/tex]%, because [tex]100[/tex]% = [tex]1[/tex]. ***

    Divide 100 by 6.

    6 goes into 100 sixteen times because 6 16 = 96.

    100 - 96 = 4

    Therefore, the remainder is 4.

    100 6 = 16 4/6

    4/6 reduces to 2/3

    Okay now ?

    Then [tex]\frac {1}{6} \ \[/tex] is [tex]\ \ (16\frac{2}{3})[/tex] [tex]\% \ \[/tex] when converted to a percent.

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