Changing Percent to DecimalDate: 5/21/96 at 15:48:38 From: Anonymous Subject: Percent The question reads, "In a survey of 270 grade 9 students, 58 percent liked rock music. How many did not like rock music?" I have tried to figure it out by making the 58 percent into a decimal (.58). Is that right? Date: 6/6/96 at 16:46:55 From: Doctor Jodi Subject: Re: Percent Yes, that will work. Here's one way to do this problem: .58 * 270 = number who like rock music 270 - number who liked rock music = number who DID NOT like rock music. Does this make sense? -Doctor Jodi, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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