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    Percentage problem

    "Compute 150% of $70"

    I tried 150 times 70, but that didn't work. The number is too high.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truthbetold View Post
    "Compute 150% of $70"

    I tried 150 times 70, but that didn't work. The number is too high.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks!
    150% = 150/100

    per = divided by
    cent = 100
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truthbetold View Post
    "Compute 150% of $70"

    I tried 150 times 70, but that didn't work. The number is too high.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks!
    To get 100% of something, (ie the whole amount), you multiply by 1.00. To get 50% of something, (half the amount), you multiply by 0.50.

    So get you 150% of something, you multiply by...
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    Think Decimals & Multiplication

    x times 1.0 = x (or 100% of x)

    x times 1.5 = 1.5x (or 150% of x)
    Last edited by DeanSchlarbaum; April 21st 2010 at 08:38 AM.
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