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?
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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

1. User Answers ivystorm
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%.