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Hello i apoligise if this is in the wrong forum but, i was wondering could anyone be kind enough to explain how i would work out the following problem on paper
if i had 70 calls and 24 of those were loan applications, what % of my calls were loan applications?
I think using a calculator i would 24/70=0.34 x100 =34% for my answer.
However how would i do this without a calculator? im not sure how i would work this division out on paper.
thanks in advance
Sure..
24 out of 70 calls were loan applications, so your fraction is
You want to write this fraction as a percentage.
Percent means "per century" or "per hundred".
For instance, exam results are typically given as a percentage,
which is a fraction.
means "80 out of 100", so written as a fraction it's
We want to express your fraction as "something" out of 100, so we write
We want x by itself. We can obtain that by multiplying both sides by 100
which can be simplified by writing this as