# Percentage and fraction question

• Aug 9th 2008, 10:22 AM
Percentage and fraction question
How do I turn 83 1/3 % into a fraction? I already have this:

83 and 1/3 divided by 100. I don't know what to do after that.
• Aug 9th 2008, 10:41 AM
masters
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How do I turn 83 1/3 % into a fraction? I already have this:

83 and 1/3 divided by 100. I don't know what to do after that.

Apply basic arithmetic like this:

$\displaystyle 83\frac{1}{3}\div 100 = \frac{250}{3}\times\frac{1}{100}=\frac{250}{300}=\ frac{5}{6}$
• Aug 10th 2008, 04:37 AM
Why would 83 1/3 % be changed to 250/3? That's what I'm having a hard time understanding.
• Aug 10th 2008, 04:52 AM
Simplicity
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$\displaystyle \frac{250}{3}\times\frac{1}{100} = \frac{250 \times 1}{3 \times 100} = \frac{250}{300} = \frac{5}{6}$ < Completed in 4 Steps
$\displaystyle 83 \frac13 \times \frac{1}{100} = \left(\frac{83}{1} \times \frac{1}{100}\right) + \left( \frac{1}{3} \times \frac{1}{100}\right) = \left(\frac{83}{100}\right) + \left(\frac{1}{300}\right) =$ $\displaystyle \left(\frac{249}{300}\right) + \left(\frac{1}{300}\right) = \frac{250}{300} = \frac{5}{6}$ <Completed in 6 steps