Adding and Subtracting PercentsDate: 6/28/96 at 10:34:34 From: John W. Pappas Subject: Add and Subtract Percents Hi Dr. Math, I need a little help with general percents. Could you please explain how to add and subtract them? Sincerely, Whitney Date: 6/28/96 at 13:43:38 From: Doctor Tracy Subject: Re: Add and Subtract Percents Whitney, The most important thing to remember about percents is that percent means out of a hundred. For example, 16 percent means 16 out of a hundred or 16 hundredths. You can replace 16 percent by .16 or 16/100 which all mean 16 hundredths. Now, if you know how to add and subtract fractions or decimals you can add and subtract percents. I hope this helps. -Doctor Tracy, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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