How do you find 1/2% of 600?

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.

$\frac{1}{100} \times 600 = 6$

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

Therefore $\frac{1}{2} \times 6 = 3$
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OR... use $\frac{1}{2} = 0.5$

$\frac{0.5}{100} \times 600$

=$\frac{5}{1000} \times 600$

=$\frac{\cancel{5}}{\cancel{1000}} ^ 200 \times 600$

=$3$