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  • 5 years ago

How do you turn 3 1/3% in to a fraction. The answer is 1/30 but I can't figure out how they got the answer.

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  1. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    3 and 1/3 %. that is 3 + .3333333...repeating so you have 3.333333333 %...to convert from % to decimal, divide by 100, therefore 3.3333% / 100 = 0.03333333...repeating....

  2. anonymous
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    so, this looks similar to 1/3, except there is a 0 before the 3's...so in the same way that multiplying by 10 will "move" the decimal point to the right, this looks like 1/3 has been divided by 10....or multiplied by 1/10

  3. anonymous
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    so \[(1/3) * (1/10)\]

  4. anonymous
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    which is the answer you mentioned

  5. anonymous
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    some fraction, call it x, = 3 and 1/3 %.....therefore, (x * 100) = 3 and 1/3 percent, so x = (3 and 1/3) / 100. 3 and 1/3 = 10/3. so (10/3) / 100 = 10/(3 * 100) = 10/(3*10*10)...the 10 in the numerator and one 10 in the denominator cancel out, leaving 1/(3*10) = 1/30...

  6. anonymous
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    hope this is clear enough

  7. anonymous
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    oh hey dixie

  8. anonymous
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    That makes it very clear. Thank you! We were making a stupid error.

  9. anonymous
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    np, any more questions?

  10. anonymous
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    Not right now. Thanks again : )

  11. anonymous
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    all right, no problem, if you do, just ask another question on the left

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