What is 75% of $5000?Date: 2 Jan 1995 18:37:01 -0500 From: Anonymous Subject: math What is 75% of $5,000? Date: 3 Jan 1995 02:57:23 -0500 From: Dr. Sydney Subject: Re: math Hello there! Thanks for writing Dr. Math! There are couple of different ways to think about figuring out what is 75% of $5000. First, you could think of 75% as a decimal -- taking 75% of $5000 is the same as multiplying $5000 by .75. Or, instead, you could think of 75% as a fraction -- 75% is the same as 3/4, right? This is because 75% = 75/100 = 3/4. So, 75% of $5000 would be the same as 3/4 of $5000. I hope this helps. If you have any more questions or if you want to see if your answer is right, feel free to write back. --Sydney |
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