Joe
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Joe asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 1 decade ago

Using long division to get a percentage?

Can someone show me a way, without using a calculator, to work out the percentage of 16/25? I understand working it out gives you 1r9 but how do I find the percentage by hand?

Thanks.

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  • Josh
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    dont stop your long division with the remainder, keep dividing to get decimals.

    also consider

    16/25 is less than 1, 1r9 is not a possible answer because 1r9 is greater than 1

    the 25 goes outside, and the 16 goes on the inside

    16/24=.64

    multiply by 100

    64%

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You don't need long division, or a calculator to work this one out.

    The denominator is a factor of 100...

    16/25 = 64/100

    4 x 16 = 64, and 4 x 25 = 100

    Convert the fraction into a percentage, and you get 64%.

  • 4 years ago

    Long Division Percentages

  • 1 decade ago

    16/25 x 100% = (16 x 4)% = 64%

    remember, 100/25 = 4

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  • 1 decade ago

    16/25

    25 into 16 25 into 16.000= 0

    25 into 160 6

    25 into 100 4

    0.64= 64%

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