George
Lv 4
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

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%).

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 ?

• 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"