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Subject:   RE: Converting fractions to decimals and vice versa
Author: Mathman
Date: Jan 8 2005
On Jan  7 2005, ihor wrote:
> 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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