**rounded to the nearest thousandths**(0.083) prior to solving the problem, which resulted in an answer of 548.

**improper fraction**of (25/3)/100, which is equal to 25/300 or 1/12 in reduced form.

**(1/12)x=91/2**

**x=546**, as the answer.

8 1/3 % of what number is 45.5

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Kenge:

In Vivian's solution, note that 8 1/3% was **rounded to the nearest thousandths
**(0.083) prior to solving the problem, which resulted in an answer of 548.

If we choose not to round, we get a slightly different result, as follows:

8 1/3% can be converted into an **improper fraction **of (25/3)/100, which is equal to 25/300 or 1/12 in reduced form.

Similarly, 45.5 can be converted to 45 1/2 or 91/2.

The equation to solve would then become **(1/12)x=91/2**

Solving for x, by multiplying both sides by 12 results in x=(91/2)*12 or **
x=546**, as the answer.

Thanks,

George T.

p=rb (percentage=rate*base)

percentage is the IS number, base is the OF number and rate is the **%**

45.5=(8 1/3)%*n

(8 1/3) %=(8 1/3)/100=(25/3)/100=25/300=1/12

45.5=(1/12)*n

12*45.5=n

546=n

8 1/3% = 75/900 or 1/12

1/12 * x = 45.5

x = 45.5 / (1/12)

45.5 / (1/12) = 45.5 * 12 = 546

Hi Kenge;

8 1/3 % of what number is 45.5?

First, we must eliminate the %...

8 1/3%= 0.083

45.5=0.083(x)

x="what number"

Let's divide both sides by 0.083

45.5/(0.083) = 0.083(x)/0.083

548=x

Let's check our work...

548(0.083) ? 45.5

Yes it does =.

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