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Question from David:

you have $\$5.85$ I took $\$1.06$ from you, what percentage did I take? and the formula to solve it. Thank you

Hi David,

You took a fraction of my money. That fraction is $\large \frac{1.06}{5.85}\normalsize = 0.1812.$ To express this fraction a a percentage multiply by 100. Thus you took $18.12 \%$ of my money.


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