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 Question from Michelle: Hello. I need help with a math problem please. I have not done this in so long. This is a 40% margin 360X8%=

Hi Michelle,

Percent means "per one hundred" so $8\%$ is $\frac{8}{100} = 0.08.$ Thus $360 \times 8\% = 360 \times 0.08 = 28.8.$

I don't see how this related to a $40\%$ margin.

Penny

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