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Question from robin, a student:

Hai.. Myself Robin.. May i know the ten percentage of 24 hours? Pls help me.. Thank you.

Hi Robin,

Ten percent is ten per every hundred, that is ten percent is $\large \frac{10}{100} = \frac{1}{10} = 0.10.$ Thus ten percent of 24 hours is $0.10 \times 24 = 2.4$ hours.

This is probably not the way you would normally say it. You would probably say 2 hours and so many minutes. Each hour has 60 minutes so want is $0.4$ of 60 minutes?


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