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OpenStudy (anonymous):

what is 24 as a percentage?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

what is the problem you are working on?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

3 sharks 24 fish 18 crabs 4 dolphins 1whale what percentage are fish?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

ok, to do this you need to figure out the total number of sea creatures first. how many are there?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

50

OpenStudy (anonymous):

ok, 24 of the sea creatures are fish, so there are 24 out of 50.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

so evaluate this fraction (24/50) to a decimal

OpenStudy (anonymous):

could you help me with other things?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

0.48?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

sure, right!

OpenStudy (anonymous):

thank you

OpenStudy (anonymous):

now to get the percentage, you multiply by 100, .48*100 = ?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

48?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

right, so 48% are fish. so the formula would be: find the fraction, evaluate the fraction to decimal, then multiply by 100, add the % (percent) symbol.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

thanks

OpenStudy (anonymous):

22) which creature represents 8% of the total?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

ok, so 8% = .08 = x/50

OpenStudy (anonymous):

40?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

not quite, you off by a factor of 10. so x = .08 * 50

OpenStudy (anonymous):

16?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

It's also easy to view it as: How many % does 1 creature represent? If 50 = 100%, 25 = 50%

OpenStudy (anonymous):

ok

OpenStudy (anonymous):

pls help me !!! its due monday :(

OpenStudy (anonymous):

no problem

OpenStudy (anonymous):

thank you

OpenStudy (anonymous):

how do i work it out?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Pick whatever style of approach you find is easiest, either the one I gave you, or the one dpflan did. Both are pretty much the same thing though but phrased differently. Think about the answers for a minute or two. Try to figure it out :)

OpenStudy (anonymous):

is the ans 16?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

If the answer would be 16, there should be a type of creature that actually has that amount represented. Is there?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

no vanessa0311 Pupil (0 fans)Become a fan You're a fanNot a fan 3 sharks 24 fish 18 crabs 4 dolphins 1whale

OpenStudy (anonymous):

So no, the answer is not 16, right? Try to figure out a better answer that we can agree on. Go back to our earlier replies and think about it.

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