Cool. Thanks a million!!!!!!!

]]>Multiply the numerators (the numbers above the line) together and the denominators (below the line) together, like this:

Which can then be simplified as shown above. So, 2/3 of 7/9 equals 2/21.

]]>I have one more question actually, and then I'm through hopefully.

How does one calculate 2/3rds of 7/9ths?

]]>I don't understand why one has to multiply the two percentages, but I will take your word for it!!!

You multiply the two percentages together because when you see **of**, as in 1/2 **of** 20, it is the same as multiplying. So 1/2 of 20 is the same as 1/2 x 20, which equals 10.

I don't understand why one has to multiply the two percentages, but I will take your word for it!!!

I really shouldn't be helping my son. As he told me yesterday: "Mom, I'm capable of making mistakes all by myself!!" - LOL!!!!

It's very frustrating though not to be able to help him. Maths causes him quite a lot of problems at school - it's really the subject where he struggles the most, and he just cannot STAND his teacher who he has had unfortunately for two years now. If he has him next year, it's going to be a disaster!!!!

]]>I'm a Mum trying to help my son with his maths homework, and I'm not much of an Einstein.

And it's a good thing too. Didn't he fail math?

]]>"Find 0.07 of 0.09"

Then just multiply the two together. 0.07x0.09 = 0.0063

Then multiply by 100 to convert back into a percentage:

"7% of 9% is 0.63%"

A quicker way would be to just multiply the 2 percentages together, then divide by 100.

]]>Doesn't even make sense to me!!!!

I'd be eternally grateful if someone could explain this to me. Many thanks in advance!!!!

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