1. ## percentages

80 student out of 120 students got distinction in Mathematics .70 students out of 100 student got distinction in English .For which subject were the result better ?

2. Hi uma

To find the percentage of the students that get distinction :

$\displaystyle \text{ \% student} = \frac{\text{number of students that get distinction}}{\text{total student}} \, 100$

Now you can compute the percentages for math and english then compare them

3. Originally Posted by uma
80 student out of 120 students got distinction in Mathematics .70 students out of 100 student got distinction in English .For which subject were the result better ?
First, don't you mean 70 students out of 100, not .70 students? Going on that assumption, let's make them fractions and reduce:

70/100 = 7/10 (reduce numerator and denominator by factor of 10) = 0.7
80/120 = 8/12 = 4(2)/4(3) = 2/3 = 0.6 repeating or 0.67 rounded

4. Originally Posted by macosxnerd101
First, don't you mean 70 students out of 100, not .70 students?
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I think it's clear that . is a full stop to end the previous sentence.