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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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