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Percentage is components of 100.

Note the the % sign is prefer units of measurement. Its worth to be thought about as: # 1/100#

An example: 2% is the exact same as #2xx1/100 = 2/100#

So the #16 2/3% " "#is the exact same as #" "16 2/3xx1/100#

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Write #16 2/3# together #16 + 2/3#

Change into fractions the 100 parts

#16/100 +(2/3)/100#

But #(2/3)/100 = 2/3 time 1/100#

Now we have #16/100 + (2 times 1)/(3 times 100)#

#16/100 + 2/300#

Before us can add these straight we should make the bottom numbers the same (denominators)

Need to adjust the 100 in #16/100# into 300.

Multiply by 1 however in the kind of #3/3#

#(16 time 3)/(100 times 3 ) + 2/300#

#=48/300 + 2/300 = 50 /300#

Simplifying gives:

#=(50 division 10)/(300 divide 10) =5/30#

#=(5 division 5)/(30 division 5) = 1/6 #

Tony B
Nov 18, 2017

Alternative presentation of exact same idea

#1/6#

Explanation:

Note the #16 2/3# is the same as #color(white)("dd")16color(white)("d.d")+color(white)("dd")2/3#

Also: #3xx16 2/3# is the same as #<3xx16>+<3xx2/3> = 48+2=50#

Multiply by 1 and also you do not change the value. However, 1 comes in countless ways.

#color(green)(16 2/3% =color(white)("d")<16/100>color(white)("dd")+color(white)("dd")<(2/3)/100>#

#color(white)("ddddd")color(green)(-><16/100color(red)(xx1)>+<(2/3)/100color(red)(xx1)>#

#color(white)("ddddd")color(green)(-><16/100color(red)(xx3/3)>+<(2/3)/100color(red)(xx3/3)>#

#color(white)("ddddd")color(green)(->color(white)("dd")<48/300>color(white)("dd")+color(white)("dd")<2/300>)#

#color(white)("dddddddddd")color(green)(->color(white)("d")(50-:50)/(300-:50)=1/6)#

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EZ together pi
january 11, 2018

#1/6#

Explanation:

#%# method "out the 100"

So #29%# means #29/100#

Sometimes the fraction can it is in simplified:

#35% =35/100 = 7/20#

In this case we have a combined number as a percent.

Change it right into an not correct fraction:

#16 2/3% = 50/3%#

Write that in the same means as before: #(50/3)/100#

This actually means: #50/3 div 100/1#

#= 50/3 xx1/100" "larr# multiply by the reciprocal

Simplify: #cancel50/3 xx 1/cancel100^2#

#=1/6#

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~You can additionally use the quick cut rule:

#(50/3)/100 = (50/3)/(100/1)#

#=(50xx1)/(100xx3)#

#=1/2 xx 1/3#

# = 1/6#