Is th question;
11 is 4.4% of ?
3 is 0.75% of?
How do I figure out the answer?
"percent" means "over 100" so, for instance, 25% means 25/100 = 0.25, 50% means 50/100 = 0.5 etc
"of" in math usually means "multiply". so 50% of x means "50/100 * x"
"is" of course, means "equal"
so in the first, let the number we are looking for be x
we are told, 11 is 4.4% of x
translating this to math, using our vocabulary, we have:
11 = 4.4/100 * x
=> 11 * 100/4.4 = x
and you can simplify that
do the other one similar
yeap! I get it now
That's for explaining it to me hehe dont mean to be a bother
i dont know why, but in school they always rush past stuff like
im supposed to already know automatically
then i come on here lately, ask a question, someone breaks it down,
and i get it.
then i make a flash card with the rules for each, plus examples to help
me practice remembering.
i dont know why they just dont explain stuff like they do on here. it would
make learning easier for me
they tell you for like 5 mins, then say practice that. the next day test,
the next something new like we are racing to a finish line
someone in my class said the same thing last week, so i emailed my notes from a question i asked here, an he said the same thing... "wow, got it"
think teachers make stuff harder than it has to be on purpose hehe
thanks again guys! im on here a lot the past few days because this site is so awesome, you get like instant help sometimes, an everything gets explained in a simple way too its cool and nobody gets mad if you ask stuff