posted by Claire on .
Can you help me solve this problem...?
A teacher said to a pupil:
To the nearest per cent, 1/6 is 17%
The pupil said:
So, to the nearest per cent, 2/6 must be 34%
Show that the pupil is wrong.
*How do you work it out?
it is 33% because:
the percentage repeats 3 which is lower than 5 so you don't round up, making the percent for 2/6 = 33%
Ah, sorry I was on stupid mode. Thanks for the help.
hey could you possibly help me with mine?
Sure, but I can't guarantee I'll be able to do it ;)
that's okay, i just need a hand with them, they are posted back a bit.
Ohh, God. Sorry Shay, I don't know how to do either of those questions.
I'm rubbish at maths :)
me too. but i have to do it. it sucks.