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# Math 70

Im taking a quiz and for the life of me can get this right...

does anyone know what:

7 3/8% as a fraction

Asked by Anonymous at 5:00 PM on Feb. 1, 2011 in

• Take 7 * 8/8 = 56/8.

Add 3/8 + 56/8 = 59/8

Answer by anng.atlanta at 5:04 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

• I want to say 49/80000, but I am not certain. The answer seems too absurd.

Answer by tootoobusy at 5:14 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

• It is the % that is throwing me off. Do you just ignore it?

Answer by tootoobusy at 5:16 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

• 59/800

Answer by elizabr at 5:20 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

• Sorry bout that! A fraction is 1/100, so 59/8 * 1/100 = 59/800.

Answer by anng.atlanta at 5:22 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

• Correction: * A percent is 1/100.

Answer by anng.atlanta at 5:22 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

• 3/8 = 0.375, so 7 3/8% = 7.375% = 7.375/100 = 7375/100000 = 1475/20000 = 295/4000 = 59/800

Simplification is so much easier on paper! And I think anng.atlanta has a more straightforward way to go about getting the answer!

Answer by JZ10FPM at 8:04 AM on Feb. 3, 2011

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