## Sunday, December 17, 2006

### Taylor's Percentage Growing Post

Question 1
What is a good definition of percent?

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Question 2
How are three fifths (3/5), 3:2, 60% and 0.6 all the same? Use pictures and words to show your answer.

They are equivalents, meaning they equal the same thing. An equivalent of 3/5 is 60/100. 3:2 is 3/5 except in a different form. o.6 multiplied by 100 equals 60. In the end they all equal 60/100.

Question 3
Show 3 different ways to find 35% of 80.

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Question 4
Find a link to blogs that deal with percentages.

I am confused by this question.

Question 5
The principal announced that 50% of the children in Ms. Stanzi's class met their reading goal for the month and that 55% of the children in Ms Lowrey's class met their reading goal for the month. Ms Stanzi said that a greater number of her students met their reading goal. Could Ms Stanzi be correct? Why or Why not.

Miss Stanzi could be correct. her thought would only be right if she had a greater number of students in her class than Miss Lowery's. For instance, if Miss Stanzi had 30 children in her class 15 people would have accomplished the goal. If Miss Lowery had 25 only 13 students would have accomplished it.

Use a hundred grid (unit square) to illustrate the following questions. Once you have explained and illustrated what the question means solve it.

a) 16 is 40% of what number?

b) What is 120% of 30?

francis.c said...
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francis.c said...

4/5
Question 1
10/10
Question 2
8/10
Comments:You should of showed more explaining but its still good.
Question 3
10/10
Question 4
0/5
Comments: You had to find websites to on blogger that deal with percents
Question 5
6/10
Comments: You should of explained more so i could understand more.
Question 6
14/15