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    percentages

    0.004 is what percentage of 50?

    Heres what i did:

    0.004/50 *100=

    I can cross multiple 50 with 100 and get: 0.004/5*10, but whats the rule for dividing decimals by a number?
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    Re: percentages

    Quote Originally Posted by plstevens View Post
    0.004 is what percentage of 50?

    Heres what i did:

    0.004/50 *100=

    I can cross multiple 50 with 100 and get: 0.004/5*10, but whats the rule for dividing decimals by a number?
    this isn't right

    P% * 50 = 0.004

    P% = 0.004/50 = 0.0008

    so P = 0.0008x100 = .08%
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