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A percent can tell you about the significance of a quantity. The humane society found homes for 6 more puppies this month than last month. Is this a big change? If I was told this was a 100% increase over last month, the answer is yes. If this is a 1% increase over last month, then the increase of 6 puppies is not much of a difference. Why do we need percents
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A percent can make it easier to compare quantities. I could say that I scored a 18/25 on Quiz 1 and a 30/40 on Quiz 2. If I use percents rather than fractions, the comparison would be more obvious: I scored a 72% on Quiz 1 and a 75% on Quiz 2. Why do we need percents?
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Grades Weather Forecast Chance of precipitation Nutritional Labels Download Status Shopping Sales Tax Discounts When do we see percents?
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Percent literally means “per hundred.” A percent is like a ratio because it compares a number to 100. Understanding Percent
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Decode the question into an equation. Change percent to decimal. Solve the equation. Solving Percent Equations
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What is 20% of 60? What is 5% of 120? Solving Percent Equations x = 0.20 • 60 X = 12 x = 0.06 • 120 X = 6
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You are reading a book. You have read 60% of the book. It has 700 pages. How many pages have you read? What is 60% of 700? Book Problem x = 0.60 • 700 X = 420 pages
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12% of what is 21? 40% of what is 90? Solving Percent Equations x = 0.12 • 21 .12 .12 x = 175 = 0.4 • 90 x .4 .4 x = 225
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7 students in Algebra 1 have A’s. They make up 25% of the class. How many students are in the class? 25% of what is 7? Students in a class x = 0.25 • 7 .25 .25 X = 28
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What percent of 330 is 21? What percent of 30 is 48? Solving Percent Equations X • 330 = 21 330 330 x = 0.065 ≈6.4% X • 30 = 48 30 30 x = 1.6 = 160%
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Six students make an F on the exam on Friday. There are 27 students in the class. What percentage of students failed the exam? What percent of 27 is 6? Solving Percent Equations X • 27 = 6 27 27 x = 0.22 ≈ 22.2%
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18% of what number is 9? What percentage of 200 is 40? 45 is what percent of 54? Exit Slip
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