George
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George asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 2 months ago

If 1 percent of 61 people is 0.61 people what calculation do I do to find the exact number of people without decimals?

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  • 2 months ago
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    If you had 100 people, then 1% would be exactly 1 person.

    But when you have 61 people, you get a fraction or decimal number of people. The exact number is what you found already.

    1% of 61

    = 61/100

    = 0.61 person

    We just have to understand that sometimes statistics don't round to whole numbers. For example, the average family in the U.S. consists of 2.2 children. Certainly nobody has 1/5 of a child (I hope), but that's how the numbers work out.

    More often you'll be taking a percentage of a larger population and then maybe you'll round. You could round your answer to about 1 person in the group of 61, but 1/61 is not the same as 1/100 (1%).

    Answer:

    0.61 people

  • 2 months ago

    Without decimals it would be a fraction

    0.61 = 61/100

  • martin
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Multiply 0.61 times 61 and you get 37 which is NOT one percent of 61.  That's because one percent of 61 is 61 times .01 = 0.61 or less than one person.

  • Ash
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    100% of 61 = 1*61 = 61 people

    If you want lower percentage then you decide how many people you want.

    Lets say you want 10 people then

    x% of 61 = 10

    x% = 10/61

    x% = 0.1639344

    x = 16.39344%

    Lets check!

    16.39344% of 61 = 0.1639344 x 61 ≈ 10

    Is that what you are looking for ?

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  • 2 months ago

    "cent" means 100. 1 per - cent (one per hundred) of 100 people is one person. If you want to calculate 1% of less than 100 people you'd have a fraction of a person. 🤔  

    Cheers 🙂 

  • 2 months ago

    there is no "exact number of people".

    you can round off 0.61 to one person, but that is an approximation. 

    or you could word it as "61 out of 100 people"

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