# What is 3 1/3 percent in fraction form?

Asked by sarah826 (449) November 3rd, 2009

thanks :)

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How would you figure out what 1 percent is in fraction form?

andrew (16543)

10/3?

Parrappa (2428)

3.3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333/100

erichw1504 (26443)

As @andrew alluded, if 1 percent is 1/100, then 3⅓ percent would be…

OnaBoat (362)

Okay, if you really don’t feel like figuring this one out, this is probably what you’re looking for:
10/3 * 1/100 = 1/ 30

OnaBoat (362)

@OnaBoat Close, but he’s looking for 3⅓, so wouldn’t it be…

1.00000000000000000000001/30

erichw1504 (26443)

@erichw1504 1/ 30 is the same as your first answer. 1/ 30 = 0.033333333333333333, which equals 3.33333333333333333 / 100.

OnaBoat (362)

10/3

@OnaBoat…Whoops, I blame it on my calculator!

erichw1504 (26443)

10 / 3 and 1 / 30 are both correct answers!

erichw1504 (26443)

Hmm… It would have to be 10/3% or 1/ 30

jfos (7387)

erichw1504 (26443)

@erichw1504 And don’t forget your towel.

OnaBoat (362)

@OnaBoat I always bring it!

erichw1504 (26443)

3.3333333333…% is 3.333…/100 or in words three point three to infinity over one hundred

galileogirl (12702)

It appears the answer is also the question.

FutureMemory (24743)

The tutor in me, the engineer, and the lover of All things physics and math wants to spend a lot of time helping you out with this.

The beer in me says “holy shit, you have to be joking!!!!!”

I will sit my snarky ass back now and just observe.

cyndyh (7648)

I feel like we should have a community policy of never giving out answers to homework questions. Just advice.

andrew (16543)

@andrew: I agree if we’re talking about just giving out answers. If someone really didn’t understand something and was asking for help in understanding what they don’t get, that’s a different story. Unfortunately, that’s not what I see evidence of here.

cyndyh (7648)

@andrew Consider that policy adopted, by me at least.

OnaBoat (362)

@cyndyh Right. But if even when you have a student blatantly asking for the answer, you still don’t need to give it to them.

andrew (16543)

@andrew: Exactly.

cyndyh (7648)

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