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how do i write this as a percentage???

1.55 out of 100
2.13 out of 39

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Oct 06, 2010
Percentage Comparisons
by: Staff



The question:



How do I write this as a percentage???

1.55 out of 100
2.13 out of 39




The answer:

A percentage is a ratio which means how many parts out of 100

1.55 out of 100
= 1.55:100
= (1.55/100) x 100

= 1.55 %



2.13 out of 39
= 2.13:39
= (2.13/39) x 100

= 5.46 %


To compute the percent, divide the first number by the second number, then multiply the result by 100.



A percent calculation will allow you to understand everyday numbers in a way that is far superior to simply comparing raw data. Examples you are already familiar with include student grades, sales tax, bank interest, and election results. But there are literally thousands of examples.





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