ANSWERS:

(1) 64.66, 1648.12

(2) 691.9, 76.3

(3) 54, 69

Everyone uses percent (2) but how many really understand what they are talking about? You

have seen percent used in many things. The interest paid by banks is in percent. Taxes are determined

as a percent of certain other figures, and the clothing you are now wearing is probably 85% cotton and

152 wool.

If a class has 100 men in it and 5 men get promoted to PFC, we say that 5X of the class got

promoted.

Percent means "per hundred."

The symbol that is used for percent is Z. It is used just as the symbol $ is for dollars.

To convert a decimal to a percent, we move the decimal point two places to the right. Then add

the X sign.

1. To convert .89 to a percent, we move the decimal point

places

to the

and add the

sign.

.89

89.

(first move decimal) - 89% (then add percent sign)

2. Example: Convert .455 to a percent

Move the decimal point

places to the right

(do it)

.455

and add the % sign.

.455 =

36

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