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what is 16% of 50?

 Jun 8, 2017
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16/100 * 50  = 16/2 = 8

 Jun 8, 2017
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First, you must convert 16% to something that is a bit more manageable. I'll convert it to a fraction. Remember that \(a\%=\frac{a}{100}\).

 

Therefore, \(16\%=\frac{16}{100}\). However, \(\frac{16}{100}\) can be put in simplest terms by dividing the numerator and denominator by their GCF, 4. Let's do that:

 

\(\frac{16}{100}\div\frac{4}{4}=\frac{4}{25}\)

 

"Of" in this problem is actually referring to multiplication. 16% of 50 is the same as saying 16% multiplied by 50. 

 

\(\frac{4}{25}*\frac{50}{1}=\frac{200}{25}=8\)

 

Therefore, \(16\%\hspace{1mm}\text{of}\hspace{1mm}50=8\)

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 Jun 8, 2017

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