What part of the total quantity is represented bya 24-degree sector of a circle graph?

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- Jul 11th 2006, 12:14 AMJudicircle graph
What part of the total quantity is represented bya 24-degree sector of a circle graph?

(I don't even understand what they are asking for) - Jul 11th 2006, 12:40 AMJakeDQuote:

Originally Posted by**Judi**

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http://cstl.syr.edu/FIPSE/TabBar/Rea...CLGIF/FIG2.GIF - Jul 11th 2006, 04:56 AMQuickQuote:

Originally Posted by**Judi**

A pie chart shows percentages, looking at Jake's pie chart you see that Individual income taxes are the governments biggest source of revenue and therefore have the biggest sector, which means that it has the most degrees, compared to every other sector, at its vertex (the center of the circle)

Now let's answer your question...

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What part of the total quantity is represented by a 24-degree sector of a circle graph?

A circle has 360 degrees, so to find the percentage we divide 24 by 360 so...

$\displaystyle \frac{24}{360}=\boxed{\frac{1}{15}}$ and that is the "part of the total quantity represented by 24-degrees"