Video: Finding the Percent of a Part Compared to a Whole for Simple Fractions

Of the 15 arrows shot by an archer, 8 landed on the bullseye mark. To the nearest tenth, determine the percent of these arrows.

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Of the 15 arrows shot by an archer, eight landed on the bullseye mark. To the nearest tenth, determine the percent of these arrows.

The archer shot a total of 15 arrows, of which eight landed on the bullseye. This can be written as a fraction as eight out of 15 or eight over 15. The word percent means out of 100. Therefore, to turn any fraction into a percent, we need to multiply by 100. In this case, we need to multiply eight fifteenths or eight out of 15 by 100. Typing this into the calculator gives us an answer of 53.333 and so on or 53.3 recurring.

We were asked to round our answer to the nearest tenth. This is the same as rounding to one decimal place. Rounding to one decimal place means that the deciding number is in the hundredths column. As the three is less than five, we will round down. This means that 53.3 recurring to one decimal place is 53.3.

We can therefore say that the percent of arrows that hit the bullseye mark is 53.3 percent to the nearest tenth.

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