## Tuesday, January 11, 2011

### Final Percent Post

UNDERSTANDING PERCENTS
• Percent means out of 100 and also is another name for hundredths. (Example: 50% means 50 out of 100 or 1/2 or 0.5)
• A fractional percent includes a portion of a percent. (Example: 1/2%, 0.07%, 10 1/4%, 88.1%)

* Remember that this information can also be represented as a picture.

• Fractions, decimals, and percents can be used to represent numbers in various situations.(Example: Sharing a cake equally among 4 of your friends, including yourself.)

• Percents can be written as a decimal or a percent.

• Mental math strategies such as halving, doubling, and dividing by 10 to find the answer can be applied to some numbers.
• To calculate the percent of a number, first write the percent as a decimal then multiply by the number.

• Percents can be combined using addition to solve problems.

• Percents of percents can be used to determine amounts that result from consecutive percent increase or decrease.

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