Quandaries and Queries 

Name: Jose Who is asking: Other Level: Middle
Question: In terms of percentages what is the difference in Chinese between the two groups? In other words which group has the biggest percentage of Chinese and why? Hi Jose, A percentage is a fraction where the denominator is 100. The fraction of Chinese in Group A is ^{2}/_{10}. To find an equivalent fraction with a denomiator of 100, multiply the numerator and denominator by 10 to get For Group B, the fraction which is Chinese is ^{3}/_{12} = ^{1}/_{4}. Express this with a denominator of 100 and compare the two percentages. Penny 

