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    umm okay...

    okay i got a question for homework that says:

    5 ounces is what part of a pound? (There are 6 ounces in a pound)

    what would the answer to this be? wouldn't it be 31.25%, that's what I thought but it isn't a choice.
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    5ounces is what part of 6 ounces

    \frac{5}{6}=.83333... = 83.3%

    as a quick check you know that 5 is more than half of 6 so 31.25% sohould not make sense as it is less than 50% which is half.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elmer7049
    okay i got a question for homework that says:

    5 ounces is what part of a pound? (There are 6 ounces in a pound)

    what would the answer to this be? wouldn't it be 31.25%, that's what I thought but it isn't a choice.
    You're right and the question has a typo, as there are 16 ounces in a pound, not 6.
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    okay so just do 5 over 16.. now you know its less than half. so yes it is 31.25
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