# A bag of mayonnaise has 14 grams. It has 11 grams of fat- what percent of fat does it have to the nearest tenth?

Apr 22, 2017

0.8 % to 1 decimal place

#### Explanation:

Nearest tenth is the first decimal place.

as a fraction the fat content is $\frac{11}{14}$

Let the unknown value be $x$ then we have

$\frac{11}{14} = \frac{x}{100}$

Multiply both sides by 100

$x = \frac{11}{14} \times 100 = 0.785714 \ldots . .$

The column for tenths is the one with 7 in it. The next column to the right has 8 in it. As 8 satisfies the criterion of 5 or greater we round the 7 up by 1 giving:

0.8 % to 1 decimal place