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From: Loyd <Loydlin@aol.com>
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2003052008:10:27
Subject: Re: Re: Use of Percentage Sign in equation

On 2003052006:07:49, jane wrote:
>
>
>please reply why do we use the percentage sign or what is the use of
>the percentage sign?
>

Per means divide and cent implies 100.  That is, /100.  When you see
something like 75% it means 75/100 which equals .75.

Converting to percent is the opposite and means to multiply by 100
which is the inverse of dividing by 100.



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