Hi there! Last week, we began a unit on percent. Percentages are used in every day life. They are used in sports, business, statistics, fashion, and so much more! Percent literally means "per 100" or "out of 100". When written as a fraction, 45% would be 45/100. (That fraction could be reduced to 9/50, btw.) Written as a decimal number, 45% would be 0.45. It's important to understand how to use fractions, decimals, and percentages interchangeably.
We will also be computing the percent of a given number. For example, suppose your teacher asks you to find out what 10% of $30 is? You might use this in real life to figure out how much money to subtract from a $30 pair of blue jeans that are on sale for 10% off. 10% of $30 is $3.00 off. So, the blue jeans will actually cost you only $27. To figure this out, we use a special formula. That formula is pictured below along with many other helpful images and videos!
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Mrs. R :)