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Possible Percent Problems Part 3 (Posted on 2010-01-15) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Two irreducible fractions a/b and c/d give the same value when rounded to the nearest percent.

If this percent is between 0 and 50, what pair minimizes b+d?

What is the next smallest?

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The smallest minimized b+d pair is 3/8 & 5/13 (8+13=21).
Each, when rounded, equals 38%.

Next smaller minimized b+d pair is: 1/8 & 2/15 (8+15=23).
Each, when rounded, equals 13%.


  Posted by Dej Mar on 2010-01-15 14:55:55
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