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
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.