# 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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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

• Without decimals it would be a fraction

0.61 = 61/100

• 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.

• 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 ?