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 Question from Paige, a student: What is 13% of $5.99? Paige, 50% of$5.99 is 50/100 = 1/2 so 50% of $5.99 is 1/2 ×$5.99 = $2.995. 25% of$5.99 is 25/100 = 1/4 so 25% of $5.99 is 1/4 ×$5.99 = $1.4975. 73% of$5.99 is 73/100 so 73% of $5.99 is 73/100 ×$5.99 = $4.3725. 13% of$5.99 is ......

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