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    Hello all.

    I'm trying to work out 2,060 as a percentage of 60,000,000 however, I can't write 60 million on my calculator. Is there someway that I can do this? All advice would be much appreciated.
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    2,060/60,000,000 = 206/6,000,000 = 103/3,000,000

    can't simplify further because 103 is a prime number..
    write that into your calculator.

    Or you can continue with decimals.

    if you can't write 3million then do this:

    103/3,000,000 = 10.3/300,000 = 1.03/30,000 = 0.103/3000
    whatever you like
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    Quote Originally Posted by travellingscotsman View Post
    Hello all.

    I'm trying to work out 2,060 as a percentage of 60,000,000 however, I can't write 60 million on my calculator. Is there someway that I can do this? All advice would be much appreciated.
    Your calculator should have something like an EE key to enter multiple of powers of 10, so 6 EE 7 should enter 60,000,000.

    Alternativly shift everything three places to the right:

    \frac{2060}{60000000}=\frac{2.060}{60000}

    CB
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