what is 25 plus 14 percent ? i asked this question on another board and they all told me the answer was 28.5 but i did it on my calculator and got 25.14 i also googled it and got the same number. So which answer is right ?
what is 25 plus 14 percent ? i asked this question on another board and they all told me the answer was 28.5 but i did it on my calculator and got 25.14 i also googled it and got the same number. So which answer is right ?
25 plus 14 percent of what?
14 percent by itself isn't significant.
If its 25 plus 14 percent of 25, then we have $\displaystyle 25+.14(25)=25+3.5=28.5$, which is the answer the other board gave you.
basically the problem is to take the number 25 and Then add 14% to it Still, the question is 14% of what? 25? It would make a lot of sense if you were to take 25 and then add 14% of 25 to it, just as I did in my first post.