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Topic:  Converting fractions to decimals and vice versa 
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Subject:  RE: Converting fractions to decimals and vice versa 
Author:  Mathman 
Date:  Jan 8 2005 
> With all the good comments about onlymath.com I took a look.
> Unfortunately I couldn't get past this screen shot:
> http://www.ciese.org/ciesemath/wrong_only_math.jpg
Since when
> does .16 x 100 = 16% ?
More care for pedagogy needed here.
> Ihor
Agreed. Their "intent" should not be reflected in a wrong statement. Better if
they had simply defined % as meaning "divided by 100", and then proceeded:
.16 x (100/100) = (.16 x 100)% = 16%
David.
 
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