Help with percentages

POSTED: Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:40 pm

I'm having trouble figuring out what percent of each species my character would be.

Her mother is 50% dog, 25% wolf, and 25% coyote and her father is 50% coyote, 25% wolf and 25% dog.

Help please? :<

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Andi

POSTED: Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:46 pm

If you add up the totals of both parents to equal 200%:
75 dog
75 coyote
50 wolf
= 200

Then divide by two to get 100%:
37.5 coyote
37.5 dog
25 wolf
= 100

I believe that should give you your percentages :D (Though I am not a math person so someone should verify this XD)

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POSTED: Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:47 pm

That looks right to me ^^
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POSTED: Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:47 pm

Thanks Melissa. I honestly had no idea how to do it :)

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Andi

POSTED: Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:57 pm

Melissa is correct. :)

Another approach would be to take half of each parent's percentages and to add them together, since the child is comprised of half of each parent, like so:

Mother is: 50% dog, 25% wolf, and 25% coyote
Half of that is 25% dog, 12.5% wolf, 12.5% coyote.

Father is: 50% coyote, 25% wolf and 25% dog.
Half of that is 25% coyote, 12.5% wolf, 12.5% dog.

25% + 12.5% dog = 37.5% dog
12.5% + 25% coyote = 37.5% coyote
12.5% + 12.5% wolf = 25% wolf

These match up with the numbers from Melissa's method and add up to 100%.
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