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how to figure this problem: what number is 12.5% of 16?

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    rwebsterposted 8 years ago

    how to figure this problem: what number is 12.5% of 16?

  2. 01i profile image84
    01iposted 8 years ago

    There are a few ways to figure out this answer. 12.5% is the same as 1/8.

    So to get the answer you can either divide 16 by 8, or you can get there the other way, and divide 12.5 by 100 and then multiply that result by 16.

    When figuring the answer out in your head, think about the number 12.5. It is half of 25%, which is half of 50%, which is half of 100%. So, you take the 16 and take away half, then half again, and then half again.

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    suruchishobhaposted 8 years ago

    12.5% of 16

    or, 16 * 12.5/100

    or, 16 *125/1000

    or,        2000/1000

    or,  2.

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  4. Jeremy Gill profile image95
    Jeremy Gillposted 10 months ago

    Like the others say, there are multiple ways to do this. I think by far the easiest is just multiply 16 by .125, which yields 2.

 
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