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Jean Melek eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Take 60 and multiply by .029 to get 1.74. 

If you have to find 29%, you would multiply by .29.  Because you have a smaller number, 2.9, you move the number over to the right of the decimal and add a 0, thus .029. 

You can also estimate to make sure you're right.  So for example, 1% of 60 would be .6, right.  So 3% would be 3x .6 equaling 1.8.  Because 2.9% is a little less than 3, it makes sense that the answer would be 1.74. 

gsenviro eNotes educator| Certified Educator

To obtain 2.9% of 60 as a decimal, convert 2.9% to fraction first.

remember 100% is equal to 1.0 in terms of fraction.

Using the same analogy, 2.9% = 2.9/100 = 0.029 as a fraction.

Now multiply the two, that is 

0.0.29 x 60 = 1.74

1.74 is your answer in decimal.

baedianna1043 | Student

Thank you!

vamkitten | Student

60x2.9%=1.74

rsarvar1a | Student

First, we divide 60 by 100 to get 1 percent of 60.

60 / 100 = 0.6

Then, we multiply by 2.9 to get 2.9 percent.

0.6 * 2.9 = 1.74

brokenarsenal | Student

Q: 2.9% of 60

First lets convert the percentage to a decimal.

2.9%= .029

Now all you need to do is multiply the numbers.

.029 * 60 =1.74

A: 1.74

atyourservice | Student

A piece of advice i would give would be to divide the percentages by 100 and then multiply that number but the number whose percentage you are trying to find:

2.9% of 60 

2.9 / 100 = .029

.029 x 60 = 1.74