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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Converting whole numbers and decimals to percents

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From: Loyd

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2004011019:28:01
Subject: Re: i need help

On 2004011017:30:20, isaac wrote:
>to whom it may concern
>i have a problem. there are 206 bones in the body. and im supposed to
>make a piegraph of each thing in this list:
>60 (again)
>how do i convert these numbers to decimals then to percents? please
>help me.

Just divide each pie sector by the total.  For example, 29 divided by
206 = 29/206=0.141 approximately.  Just do the same thing for each of
the other numbers and you will have your decimals.  

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