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

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- Steve ALv 72 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 %

- 2 months ago
14/60 =>

7/30 =>

(7/3) / 10 =>

2.33333333.... / 10 =>

0.23333333.....

Multiply that by 100

23.333333.....%

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- lenpol7Lv 72 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 %

- az_lenderLv 72 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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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.