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 July 16th, 2016, 08:16 PM #11 Global Moderator     Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada - The Forest City Posts: 7,842 Thanks: 1068 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond $\displaystyle 37\dfrac12\%=\dfrac{375}{1000}$. Can you reduce the above fraction to lowest terms?
 July 17th, 2016, 03:41 AM #12 Math Team   Joined: Jan 2015 From: Alabama Posts: 3,261 Thanks: 894 Yes, I can.
 July 17th, 2016, 02:57 PM #13 Senior Member   Joined: Jan 2014 From: The backwoods of Northern Ontario Posts: 372 Thanks: 68 The thing to remember is that "per cent" means "hundredths." Thus 37 1/2% means 37 1/2 hundredths. Place 37 1/2 over 100, and you have a fraction. Multiply numerator and denominator by 2 and you have the fraction 75/200 Divide the numerator and denominator by 25, and you end up with 3/8.
 July 18th, 2016, 09:14 PM #14 Newbie   Joined: Feb 2016 From: Phoenix, Arizona Posts: 20 Thanks: 0 Math Focus: Multiplication Totally lost with this one. Convert from percent to common fraction. 66 2/3% Can someone please help, I have a friend that knows the answer but she can't explain how she got the answer because she just knows what the answer is without having to do any math.
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 ...she just knows what the answer is without having to do any math.
Most of us do—not because we're any smarter than you, but because of our mathematical experience.

I've shown you how to calculate 37 1/2%. Just follow the same technique to calculate
66 2/3%

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 Originally Posted by Angelwngs26 Convert from percent to common fraction. 66 2/3% Can someone please help, I have a friend that knows the answer but she can't explain how she got the answer because she just knows what the answer is without having to do any math.
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