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Using your algebra skills stepwise:

(x/100)*(1/3) = (5/9)

(x/100) = (5/9)*(3/1)

(x/100) = 15/9

x = (15/9)*100

x = 1500/9 = 500/3 = 16.6666

x = 16.67 % as a percent to two decimal places

* Note: The use of 100 in the algebra was not entirely necessary, but using 100 often helps students with problems using percent notation.

jjzamball Jun 7, 2014