Quandaries
and Queries 

Who is asking: Parent Level: All Question: Hello I would like to know if you could help me with this problem? Could you
take me though the steps 3 =(?)% x 3   16 4 the question states: Finding what is the percentage of a fractional number and another fractional number. Thank You 

Hi Mary, You can do this just using some number sense. 4 4 = 16 so three sixteenths is one quarter of three quarters. But one quarter is 25% so
You can also solve this problem using some manipulation of the original equation. I would first multiply both sides by 16 to eliminate the fractions.
becomes
Now divide both sides by 12
But ^{3}/_{12} = ^{1}/_{4} = 25% Penny 

