OK I SUCK AT MATH. but can some one tell me if im really wrong or is it the book. What number is 24% of 75. the book says 18 in the back but i keep getting 16.60 following their steps. can someone help me out. by the way dont call me stupid math is my weakness.
divide 75 by 100, then multiply by 24.

75/100 = 0.75

0.75 x 24 = 18

The book is right.
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.24*75=18
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CROSS MULTIPLY AND DIVIDE

x = 24
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75 100

24 * 75 = 100x

1800 = 100x
1800 divided by 100 = x
18 = x

x = 18 per cent.

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OK I SUCK AT MATH. but can some one tell me if im really wrong or is it the book. What number is 24% of 75. the book says 18 in the back but i keep getting 16.60 following their steps. can someone help me out. by the way dont call me stupid math is my weakness.

0.24*75=18
Translate from English to Math.

What number is 24% of 75. "What number" is x, "is" is "=", 24% translates to the fraction 24/100 (by the definition of percent, meaning "out of hundred"), and of is multiplication.

--> x = (24/100) X 75 ==> 1800/100 = 18.
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uh...

0.24 x 75 = 18

how are you getting 16.6?
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Just grab your calculator and go:

75 x 0.24 =

This will tell you what 24% of the number 75 is
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uh...

0.24 x 75 = 18

how are you getting 16.6?

I'm quite curious as well.
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HOLY S**T so many different methods and all you got it. ok i got it thanks. kind of embarrassing being in college and not being able to do this crap

what i was doin was:

75
0.24
160
150
in result 16.60

75.0
0.24
3000
1500
18.000
Last edited by metalrhoads at Apr 2, 2008,
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Pooping is well good though, to be fair.

I've got a handle on the fiction.

I'm losing my grip, 'cos I'm losing my fingers.
working backwards:

16.6 X 75
x 100

x=22.133333%