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There are 200 kg fruits on the stall. 60% of them are apples. 60% of the remaining are pears and others are peaches. What percent of fruits are peaches?

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To convert percentages to fractions, just divide by 100. So 60% for example is 0.60 or 3/5.

The apples weigh 60% of 200kg=120kg.

80kg are other fruit. 60% of 80kg=48kg of pears, leaving 32kg of peaches.

Percentage of peaches=32/200*100=16%.

Another way of solving this doesn’t involve the original weight of 200kg:

If 60% of the fruit is apples then 40% is other fruit and 60% of 40% is 24%. So 24% is pears. 40% of 40% is 16% which is peaches.

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