# math

orangutans make up 33 1/3% of zoo's promate exhibit. if there's 18 primates, how many are orangutans?

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1. 18 times 33 1/3%
18 times .3313=5.9634 are orangutans

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2. you would multiply 18 by .3333 not .3313...sorry, so it is 5.9994

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3. A simpler way of solving this problem is to convert the percent to a fraction.

33 1/3% = 1/3

1/3 of 18 = 6

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Ms. Sue

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