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

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7/30 x 100 = 700/30 = 70/3 = 23⅓ %

• 1400/60 = 23 1/3%

• 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
2 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.

• 14/60 =>

7/30 =>

(7/3) / 10 =>

2.33333333.... / 10 =>

0.23333333.....

Multiply that by 100

23.333333.....%

• 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 %

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

• Use long division.

• 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%.

• 14 ÷ 60 x 100..........

23.333% recurring

• Nani2 months agoReport

Thanks