I have been lurking for a while, but this is my first post. A local hospital will select 8 people and pay for them to attend a LPN tech school (about 2 hrs away from here). It sounds like a great deal because they will pay for everything and on top of that, they will pay a wage to the students while in school. If selected, I would have to agree to work for the hospital for 2 years.
Anyway, I have been reviewing the HOBET study guide and I am stuck on a math problem. I feel a bit silly since this is basic algebra, but I haven't been in a math class for a while.
Here's the problem:
37.5% as a common fraction
The book explains that in order to change % to fractions is remove % sign and divide the number by 100. For some reason, it just not clicking.
If anyone could try to kind of explain how to figure this one out, I would be very happy!
P.S. They say the answer is 3/8
May 27, '03
You just have to reduce 37.5/100. I probably did it the long way but I first divided both the numerator and denominator by .5( common denominator) to get rid of the decimal. That will give you 75/200. So you must further reduce it with a common denominator of 25 that will bring it to 3/8. Or, the common denominator is 12.5. So you could just divide 12.5 by both the numerator and denominator, 37.5/100 by 12.5 and that will bring you to 3/8.
Last edit by KevinN on May 27, '03