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### Figuring a Percentage

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Date: 5/24/96 at 15:24:17
From: Janean Lotz
Subject: Percentages

If there are 300 kids at a store, what percentage of them are at a
supermarket if it is 3 times as much?
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Date: 6/5/96 at 21:46:59
From: Doctor Jodi
Subject: Re: Percentages

Percentages are fractions over 100.  That is, 5 percent is 5/100,
78.9 percent is 78.9/100, etc.

So "as many" is 100/100 or 100 percent
"twice as many" is 200/100 or 200 percent
"half as many" is the same as 50/100 or 50 percent

Now can you figure out the answer to your question?  Let us know if
you need more help!

-Doctor Jodi,  The Math Forum
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Middle School Fractions

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