Algebra Puzzle – Critical Thinking 14

Algebra Puzzle – Critical Thinking 14

This kind of critical thinking challenges can help you develop your creativity. Try using math puzzles to help students develop strategically thinking about math.

Challenge:

What percent of 12 is 12 percent of 1?

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The correct answer is 1 percent.

First, change the word problem into a mathematic equation.
What percent of 12 is 12 percent of 1?
Put variable x for “what percent”. Then,
\(x× 12 = 12\% × 1 ⇒ 12x = 0.12 ⇒ x =\frac{0.12}{12}=0.01=1\%\)

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