Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 8 months ago

Which one is correct?

Fifteen percent of nothing is nothing.

Fifteen percent of nothing is fifteen percent.

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  • 8 months ago
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    Fifteen percent of nothing is nothing.

    It is impossible to get a value from Nothing.

  • 8 months ago

    15% x 0 = 0

    Anything multiplied to zero is ZERO. !!!!!

  • DWRead
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    15% = 0.15

    "fifteen percent of nothing is nothing" is the same as saying "0.15×0 = 0," which is true."fifteen percent of nothing is fifteen percent" is the same as saying "0.15×0 = 0.15," which is incorrect.

  • Philip
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    Replace word 'nothing' by 0 and your 2 statements become equivalent to

    (15/100)*0 = 0.

    (15/100)*0 = (15/100).

    The 1st  statement is correct.

    The 2nd statement is obviously incorrect. 

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  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Fifteen percent of nothing is nothing.

  • 8 months ago

    "Fifteen percent of nothing is nothing" is correct.

    in other words

    anything multiplied by zero equals zero. You are multiplying 0.15 by 0.

  • 8 months ago

    I'm not doing your homework for you, but here's a tip.  If I give you no money and ask for 15% of it back, what should you give me back?

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