statistics

its hard to explain, but you know how you see the statistics of something like 1 in 100 people are sociopaths, i have a percent number i need to turn into that format but don't know the formula

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1. "percent" means per hundred
that would be 24 over 100
= 24/100
now reduce that to lowest terms
= 6/25

which would translate to something like 6 out of 25 people like strawberry ice-cream

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2. what if my number is in the decimals, for example %0.003

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3. same thing,
0.003% = .003/100
= 3/100000 , I multiplied top and bottom by 1000

so it would be 3 out of 100,000 would be ...... (whatever)

that would be 36.5/100 = 365/1000 = 73/200
or 73 out of 200 .....

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