snowballhockey 3 years ago how do u simplfy a percent in simplest form

1. Mertsj

Do you have an example of something you want to simplify?

2. snowballhockey

yes

3. Mertsj

Would you care to post it?

4. snowballhockey

ok

5. snowballhockey

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6. snowballhockey

do u want the directions

7. Mertsj

5% means means 5 per hundred. So put 5 over 100 and reduce the fraction.

8. snowballhockey

well that is what i need help with

9. snowballhockey

reducing the fraction

10. Mertsj

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11. snowballhockey

oh thank u so much so for all of them u have to divide

12. Mertsj

You find a number that will divide into both numerator and denominator and divide both by the same number. Sometimes you might have to divide more than once.

13. robtobey

Drop the % symbol and move the explicit or implied decimal point two places to the left. The result will be a normal real number.

14. snowballhockey

no that is not my hw rob mertsj is helping me

15. snowballhockey

here is the next one

16. robtobey

Sorry. I did not mean to ruffle any feathers.

17. snowballhockey

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18. Mertsj

did you put 3 over 100?

19. snowballhockey

yes

20. Mertsj

Can you think of a number that divides into both 3 and 100?

21. snowballhockey

noooooooooo

22. Mertsj

Me either. You know why? Because there isn't one. That fraction is in lowest terms.

23. snowballhockey

oh that is what i thought ok so it sa=tays the sme next one

24. Mertsj

ok

25. snowballhockey

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26. Mertsj

Did you put 60 over 100?

27. snowballhockey

yup

28. Mertsj

Think of the biggest number you can that divides into both 60 and 100

29. snowballhockey

um 10 is that right

30. Mertsj

Bigger

31. snowballhockey

60

32. snowballhockey

nooo

33. Mertsj

Well if you can't think of it, just use 10

34. snowballhockey

ok

35. snowballhockey

let me do it

36. Mertsj

ok

37. snowballhockey

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38. Mertsj

Good for you!!!

39. snowballhockey

next one 5left

40. Mertsj

ok

41. snowballhockey

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42. Mertsj

Ok. You know what to do first.

43. snowballhockey

yes i did that

44. Mertsj

What number can you think of?

45. snowballhockey

5

46. Mertsj

Right!1

47. snowballhockey

yes ok then it is

48. snowballhockey

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49. Mertsj

You're on a roll.

50. snowballhockey

next one

51. snowballhockey

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52. Mertsj

Ok. Do it and tell me what you get.

53. snowballhockey

ok

54. snowballhockey

got it

55. snowballhockey

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56. Mertsj

That's it.

57. snowballhockey

next one

58. snowballhockey

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59. Mertsj

Ok. Go.

60. snowballhockey

61. snowballhockey

nvm

62. snowballhockey

ok got it

63. snowballhockey

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64. Mertsj

yep

65. snowballhockey

r u just saying that

66. Mertsj

No.. that is the correct answer.

67. snowballhockey

ok we have this one and one more

68. Mertsj

ok

69. snowballhockey

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70. Mertsj

You can do it.

71. snowballhockey

ok got it

72. snowballhockey

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73. Mertsj

Good job.

74. snowballhockey

last one

75. Mertsj

ok

76. snowballhockey

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77. snowballhockey

got it

78. Mertsj

What is it?

79. snowballhockey

ummm

80. snowballhockey

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81. Mertsj

See. You are so smart you didn't even need me.

82. snowballhockey

well thanks for the help it really helped me so much i am going to say godd answer to u

83. Mertsj

ty

84. snowballhockey

i gave u a medal

85. Mertsj

I see that. Thanks.

86. snowballhockey

no prob gtg bii thanks again

87. Mertsj

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