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Figuring a Percentage


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?


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!

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Middle School Fractions

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