How do I work out what percentage 14/60 is without using a calculator?

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  • Como
    Lv 7
    4 months ago
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    7/30 x 100 = 700/30 = 70/3 = 23⅓ %

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  • 4 months ago

    1400/60 = 23 1/3%

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  • 4 months ago

    14/60 = x/100 (because per cent means per hundred. 100 cents make a dollar, if that helps remember.)

    Multiply both sides by 100

    1400/60 = 140/6 = 70/3 = 23 1/3 %

    • husoski
      Lv 7
      4 months agoReport

      Thumbs up for the solution, but this really is a fine example of how stupid the concept of "percent" is, in this century anyway. It's supposed to make fractions simpler, but mostly it makes them more complicated. Somebody tell me in what way 23 1/3 is simpler that 7/30.

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  • 14/60 =>

    7/30 =>

    (7/3) / 10 =>

    2.33333333.... / 10 =>

    0.23333333.....

    Multiply that by 100

    23.333333.....%

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  • 4 months ago

    14/60 x 100

    Cancel down by '10'

    14/6 x 10

    Cancel down by '2'

    7/3 x 10

    Multiply 7 x 10 = 70

    70 divided by '3'

    23.333 % or 23 1/3 %

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  • David
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Just multiply it by 100 and so it is 14/60 times 100 = 23.'3'% recurring .'3'

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  • Brian
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Use long division.

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  • 4 months ago

    14/60 = 7/30;

    if you know that 1/3 = 33 1/3%,

    then you know that 7/3 = 2 1/3 = 233 1/3%;

    and therefore 7/30 = 1/10 of 233 1/3% = 23 1/3%.

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  • ..
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    14 ÷ 60 x 100..........

    23.333% recurring

    • Nani4 months agoReport

      Thanks

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