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 Question from Larzy: what is 10 of 24 hours in percentages

Hi,

10 is less than 12 so 10 hours is less that half of 24 hours and hence I know the answer is less than 50%. But how much less?

As a fraction 10 of 24 is $\large \frac{10}{24} \normalsize = \large \frac{5}{12}.$ Now convert this fraction to a percentage.

Harley

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