How do you find 1/10 of a number?

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Apr 11, 2018

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Finding #1/10# of a number is the same as dividing it by #10#.

To find a tenth of something simply multiply it by #1/10# and then simplify, and that will be a tenth of it:

  • What is #1/10# of #20#?

I can put #20# over #1#, since anything divided by #1# is itself. So let's do that to multiply:

#1/10 * 20/1 rarr 20/10 rarr 2#

  • What is #1/10# of #45#?

#1/10 * 45/1 rarr 45/10 rarr 4.5#

So as you can see, all you have to do is divide the number by 10 and you've found one tenth of it.

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