Originally Posted by
cdbmath I am taking a Pre-College Mathematics (Math 050) Midterm 1 Review test. The question in question is:
My answer was 58/7, which was an option, "B". However, the answer key gives the answer as "A", which is 29/350.
First, I got it in my mind that I should multiply the whole number by the denominator and then add that product to the numerator, keeping it over the denominator: ((8*7)+2)/7, which is 58/7. Is this incorrect? If so, where did I learn that process?
Second, I went wrong in not expressing the percentage as a fraction. How do I do that?