Mathematics

Question

Your doctor told you to eat 25 grams of fiber each day. You had 6 grams of fiber for breakfast. What percent of the 25 grams of fiber have you eaten so far?

1 Answer

  • You have eaten 24% of the fiber you need.

    Explanation:
    From this word problem we know that we must find what percent 6 is of 25. To do this, we can set up a proportion.

    x4
    6 n
    --- = ---
    25 100%
    x4

    Our objective is n, meaning we are solving for n. As we can notice, to get from 25 to 100, we multiply by 4 (100/25=4). We must do the same thing to 6, meaning we must multiply 4 by 6. 4 x 6 = 24, therefore the answer is 24%.
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