Video: KS2-M19 • Paper 2 • Question 15

Amina asked 60 children to choose their favourite flavour of jelly. These are her results. What percentage of the 60 children chose orange?

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Amina asked 60 children to choose their favourite flavour of jelly. These are her results. Flavour, number of children: raspberry, 12; lemon, eight; orange, 15; blackcurrant, 25; total, 60. What percentage of the 60 children chose orange?

15 children chose orange. So 15 out of 60 children chose orange. We have to write this as a percentage. Can we simplify our fraction, fifteen sixtieths? 15 times four is 60. 15 goes into 60 four times. So 15 over 60 is equivalent to a quarter. 15 divided by 15 is one, and 60 divided by 15 is four.

How do we write one-quarter as a percentage? One-quarter is equal to 25 percent. The percentage of the 60 children who chose orange as their favourite flavour of jelly is 25 percent.

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