Help fast! I can't figure this out

• July 18th 2006, 11:45 PM
foofergutierrez
Help fast! I can't figure this out
I have this problem that I have been trying to figure out for a while and I can't seem to get it. Here it is:

Write 116 2/3% as a fraction or a mixed number.

a) 1/6
b) 1 1/6
c) 16 2/3
d) 1 5/6

Can someone PLEASE help me? It would be greatly appreciated!
• July 19th 2006, 03:52 AM
Soroban
Hello, foofergutierrez!

How do you write $20\%$ as a fraction or mixed number?

Drop the "%", divide 100, and simplify.

. . $20\%\;=\;\frac{20}{100}\;=\;\frac{1}{5}$ . . . right?

Quote:

Write $116\frac{2}{3}\%$ as a fraction or a mixed number.

. . $a)\;\frac{1}{6}\qquad b)\;1\frac{1}{6}\qquad c)\;16\frac{2}{3}\qquad d)\;1\frac{5}{6}$

We are given: . $116\frac{2}{3}\%$

Drop the "%", divide by 100: . $\frac{116\frac{2}{3}}{100}$

Simplify: . $\frac{\frac{350}{3}}{100} \;= \;\frac{350}{300} \;= \;\frac{7}{6}\;=\;1\frac{1}{6}$