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 An increase in savings 2015-09-06 From A student:A man spends 80% of his income. His income increases by 40% and his expenditure also increases by 25%. Find the percentage increase in his savings?Answered by Penny Nom. Percent as a fractional relationship 2013-01-14 From Kenneth:What does the following indicate? "A percent is another way of expressing the ratio or fractional relationship of two numbers." I know what a ratio is, but the term "fractional relationship" confuses me. I thank you for your reply.Answered by Penny Nom. Can you convert numbers with units to percents? 2009-02-12 From Kenneth:To change a number to a percent, move the decimal two places to the right and add a percent sign. For example, 0.35875 = 35.875%. If the number has a dollar sign or some other kind of unit, for example, pounds, feet, etc. how is the number converted to a percentage. For example, change \$0.35875 and 0.75 lbs. to a percentage. How is this done. I have never seen \$35.875% or 75 lbs.% before.Answered by Robert Dawson and Harley Weston. Two methods of payment 2009-01-13 From adjoa:owen was offered \$225.00per week plus 3%on sales, or 15%of sales with no salary. How much must he sell before the second method of payment gives him the highest pay? Express your answer to the nearest dollar.Answered by Penny Nom. \$14k is 22% of ________ 2005-02-19 From A parent:When one knows the percentage, and a known number, how is the unknown total figured? In other words, I know that \$14k is 22% of what number??Answered by Claude Tardif and Penny Nom. Ratios and rates 2004-10-27 From Kenneth:What is the difference between a ratio and a rate? Answered by Penny Nom. 37% 2004-09-26 From Andrew:how do we change 37% into a fractionAnswered by Penny Nom. 69 is what percentage of 113 2004-08-28 From Mary:How do I work out what percentage of 113 69 is?Answered by Penny Nom. Percentage of a quota 2004-08-26 From Jenni:I have the year to date sales of \$2,042,744 and the quota is \$2,257,440, how do I figure the percent quota.Answered by Penny Nom. A fraction of a fraction as a percent 2004-03-18 From Mary: I would like to know if you could help me with this problem? Could you take me though the steps to this math problems. ``` 3 =(?)% x 3 --- --- 16 4 ``` the question states: Finding what is the percentage of a fractional number and another fractional number.Answered by Penny Nom. Sole Mates Shoes 2002-08-19 From Robert:Sole Mates Shoes has expenses of \$9,592 per month. What must the store's total income be if it is to make a profit of 12%?Answered by Penny Nom. Percentage 2002-07-20 From Sally:If 20% of 100 is 80, then why is the percentage difference between 80 and 100 25%. Answered by Penny Nom. Ratios 2002-04-17 From A student: Medication is givin at 1cc. per 20 pounds of body weight. A dog weighs 16 pounds how many ccs. of medication does the dog get? Dr. Lee wants you to prepare 1000 ml. of a 10% dextrose solution in lactaed ringers for diuresis or a patient you have a 1 L bag of lactated ringers and 500 ml of 50% dextrose for injection. How would you prpare the solution? Answered by Penny Nom. Fractions to decimals and percents 2001-12-31 From A student: 2/5 , 4/8 , 4/10 , 3/5 , 6/8 , 7/7 (what is the decimal and percent for each) 1/5 , 1/10 , 1/8 , 1/1 (what is the decimal for each) 100 PERCENT, WHAT IS THE DECIMAL? The ratio of boys to girls in a class is 1:4. What percent of the class are girls? Answered by Penny Nom. 83.3% 2001-12-03 From Ellie:Please explain how a percentage like 83.3% is changed into a fractions. The answer given is 5/6 and I changed 83.3% to a regular decimal of .833, which would be 833/1000. How do they get 5/6 from that? HELPAnswered by Chris Fisher. Percents 2001-04-04 From Cathy:This isvery embarassing but since math and specifically percentages was my worst subject in school here goes. If I have a figure such as 425 and that amount represents 10% of the total amount how do I find out what the total amount is? Answered by Penny Nom. Two problems 2001-03-23 From James: Casey is a finanical consultant for ABC finance. She earns \$456.21 weekly. Her annual group medical coverage costs \$1942, of which ABC pays 65%. How much is deducted weekly for medical coverage? and: Eleanor demonstrates microwaves at the national home show. She is paid \$7 for each of the first 7 demonstrations and \$11 for each demonstration after 7. What is her commission for a day if she makes 12 demonstrations? Answered by Penny Nom. Percents with mixed numbers 2000-06-04 From Julie:How would you find the percent of 33 1/3 out of 90 by using fraction settup!I can do whole numbers but not mixed. This is how to do whole numbers say it was 33 of 90 33 x 90 = 2970 100 x 1 = 100 2970 divided by 100 the answer is 29.7 so how do you do it with a mixed number Answered by Penny Nom. What percent is one fraction of another fraction? 2000-04-29 From A student in grade 4:What is the method for finding out what percent one fraction is of another fraction. For instance 4/5 is what percent of 1/9?Answered by Penny Nom. The weight of a watermelon 2000-04-25 From Lori Speir:If I have a 100 pound watermelon and it is 99% water. If it sits out in the sun all day and is now only 98% water what does it weigh now? Answered by Penny Nom. Counting guppies 2000-01-26 From Sarah Albaugh:Out of 200 fish, 99% are guppies. How many guppies must be removed to have 98% of the remaining fish to be guppies?Answered by Penny Nom. Percentages 2000-01-09 From Nancy: What is the best way for a parent to explain how one calculates percentages? ie. Commission is \$54268. Total Sales \$403114.00 from that number how do you calculate the percentage of sales of various expenses. Answered by Penny Nom. Percent 1999-11-16 From Elaine Edwards:Can you please tell me what is 75% of \$495.00? Answered by Penny Nom. Fractions, percents and decimals 1999-09-19 From Sue Farr:My son is in 5th grade, and I can't seem to find any papers that have a simple explanation of how to convert decimals into fractions, percents into decimals, and vice-versa.Answered by Harley Weston. How many went to the game? 1999-09-09 From Lisa Schmidt:If 3/4 more students went to the game than actually did go to the game, 25% of all students in the entire school would have gone. What fraction of students in the entire school went to the game? Answered by Harley Weston.

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