#### mesmerized

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Question: 15% of what is 7? Here's how I approach this problem:

Method 1:

15% = 0,15

0.15 x (n) = 7

0.15n = 7 /divide by 0.15

n = 7/15

n= 46.66 or as a fraction n=46 and 66/100ths which can be simplified into 46 and 33/50ths

Method 2 (using proportions):

percent over 100 = amount over base

15/100 = 7/n

15n = 700 /divide by 15

n = 700/15

n = 46 and 10/15ths which gets simplified into 46 and 2/3rds

Now, 46 and 33/50ths isn't the same as 46 and 2/3rds, is it? Why am I getting different results? How come I can't simplify the first result (46 and 33/50ths) into 46 and 2/3rds?

Thanks for your help!