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## #726 2013-03-22 03:10:10

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40/100 am I right?

## #727 2013-03-22 03:16:29

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Right there are two approaches you could use. You could cancel down the fraction which I suggest you do in this case.

You could also do the division  40 divided by 100 to get a decimal which I would do if I were doing a problem like
that and allowed to use a calculator. However most maths students can do this in their head because as it happens
the numbers are nice round figures.

I suggest you cancel down the fraction first. However you may wish to look at what the calculator gives you as well.

## #728 2013-03-22 03:19:37

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40/100 10/10 s0 it = 1 am i right?

## #729 2013-03-22 03:21:06

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No that is not correct.

However the number ten could be used to cancel. Try dividing top and bottom by 10.

## #730 2013-03-22 03:23:31

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what should i do then?

## #731 2013-03-22 03:24:58

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Right. Copy and complete the following:

40 divided by 10 is ...................

100 divided by 10 is .................

## #732 2013-03-22 03:27:23

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40 /10 = 4
100/10 = 10 am i right

## #733 2013-03-22 03:28:53

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Now what could you cancel the fraction  (40/100)  to ?

Can it be cancelled any further?

Are the numbers both even?

## #734 2013-03-22 03:31:17

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yes 20 goes into 100 5 times and into 40 2 so you get 2/5 am i right?

## #735 2013-03-22 03:33:27

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Yes. That is correct.

Now let us go back to the original question:  Calculate  40 %  of  60.

Can you see what to do next ?

## #736 2013-03-22 03:34:43

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can you see what to do next? no i carn't

## #737 2013-03-22 03:35:58

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We have to multiply the fraction that you gave in post #734  by 60.

I will give you a minute or two to try that.

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not sure?

## #739 2013-03-22 03:42:13

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I would do the following:

(60 x 2) divided by 5.

For speed you may wish to use your calculator. However because the numbers are quite round you may be expected

## #740 2013-03-22 03:42:48

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i am finding it hard to do could you leave me some to do for tomorrow and i will come back on here at 2.00pm tomorrow if ok with you?

## #741 2013-03-22 03:45:52

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I will not be able to do that at that time tomorrow. How about in the evening ?

Some more questions for you to try:

(1) Calculate  70 % of 90
(2) Calculate  30 % of 70
(3) Calculate  20 % of 150
(4) Calculate  10 % of 170

## #742 2013-03-22 03:47:54

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ok what about 7.00pm then any good?

## #743 2013-03-22 03:48:42

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Yes that would be a better time.

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see you then? by

## #745 2013-03-22 10:13:29

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Steve,thanks.
1.whats 90% of 190
2.80% of 150
3. 20% of 56

Hey.

## #746 2013-03-23 04:03:04

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Hi mandy here just wondering how people think I am doing with my maths so far?  Leave me a message I will get back soon?

## #747 2013-03-23 04:44:33

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Hi steveb mandy here.  Just to say sorry I can't make it on here tonight will you be around tomorrow? Send me an email please to let me know?

## #748 2013-03-24 00:59:43

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## #750 2013-03-26 01:33:02

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Hi steveb mandy here. 70 percent of 90 is

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