# Thread: Exact Equivalent 1/6 Changed to a percent.

1. ## 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!

2. 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 ?

3. ## 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!

4. ## Re:

Originally Posted by mmm4444bot

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

*** Means $\frac{1}{6}$ of $100$%, because $100$% = $1$. ***

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 $\frac {1}{6} \ \$ is $\ \ (16\frac{2}{3})$ $\% \ \$ when converted to a percent.

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