How do you find 1/2% of 600?

2 Answers
Sep 19, 2016

Answer:

#3#

Explanation:

#1/2%=(1/2)/100=1/200 :. 1/200*600=3#[Ans]

Sep 19, 2016

Answer:

#3#

Explanation:

An amount of #1/2% # often confuses students and they are not sure what it means or how to calculate the fraction of a percent.

In addition to the other answers provided, consider this..

Let's find #1% # of 600 first.

#1/100 xx 600 = 6#

#1/2% " is half of " 1 %" "# (which we already know is 6)

Therefore #1/2 xx 6 = 3#
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OR... use #1/2 = 0.5#

#0.5/100 xx 600#

=#5/1000 xx 600#

=#cancel5/cancel1000^200 xx 600#

=#3#