# Math Help - Linear equation with percentage

1. ## Linear equation with percentage

Here's the question I am having difficulty with. Sorry I am old and not used to this.

16 2/3%d = 4

Can anyone assist? Thanks!

2. ## Re: Linear equation with percentage

Originally Posted by Builderjay2011
Here's the question I am having difficulty with. Sorry I am old and not used to this.

16 2/3%d = 4

Can anyone assist? Thanks!
So are you trying to find what d is if sixteen and two thirds percent of d is 4?

Yes

4. ## Re: Linear equation with percentage

Originally Posted by Builderjay2011
Here's the question I am having difficulty with. Sorry I am old and not used to this.

16 2/3%d = 4

Can anyone assist? Thanks!
Get rid of the percentage and re-write the equation using fractions:

$16 \frac23 \% \cdot d = \frac{50}3 \% \cdot d = \frac{50}3 \cdot \frac1{100} \cdot d = \frac{50}{300} \cdot d = \frac16 d$

$\frac16 d = 4$