



 
That's strange wording Galina, but I would say that it means this: "What fractional part" = "f" "of 8" means "times 8" "is" means "=" "eight hundreths" = "8 / 100" So f x 8 = 8 / 100. If we divide by 8 on both sides of this equation, the 8 on the left side is cancelled. Also, the eight on the right side is cancelled. So f = 1 / 100. Thus, the answer is one hundredth. Cheers,  


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