Nani asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 4 months ago

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

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• Como
Lv 7
4 months ago

7/30 x 100 = 700/30 = 70/3 = 23⅓ %

• 4 months ago

1400/60 = 23 1/3%

• 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.

• 4 months ago

14/60 =>

7/30 =>

(7/3) / 10 =>

2.33333333.... / 10 =>

0.23333333.....

Multiply that by 100

23.333333.....%

• 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 %

• David
Lv 7
4 months ago

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

• Brian
Lv 7
4 months ago

Use long division.

• 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%.

• ..
Lv 6
4 months ago

14 ÷ 60 x 100..........

23.333% recurring

• Nani4 months agoReport

Thanks