posted by Mary on .
A person has a total yearly income of $36,000. The part of thier income spent on transportation is 15%. How do I find the fraction in simplest form that represents the part of thier income spent on transportation? I don't want the answer, just how to get the answer.
15% = .15 = 15/100
now simplify 15/100
by dividing top and bottom by 5
Note that you do not need to know the income to find the fraction.