Quandaries and Queries
Who is asking: Parent
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.
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.
Now divide both sides by 12
But 3/12 = 1/4 = 25%