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

.TheXSquaredFactor Jun 8, 2017