Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 1 month ago

# Which one is correct?

Fifteen percent of nothing is nothing.

Fifteen percent of nothing is fifteen percent.

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• 1 month ago

Fifteen percent of nothing is nothing.

It is impossible to get a value from Nothing.

• 1 month ago

15% x 0 = 0

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

Lv 7
1 month 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
1 month 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.

• Murzy
Lv 7
1 month ago

Fifteen percent of nothing is nothing.

• 1 month 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.