Monday, January 17, 2011

Final Percent Post

-means out of 100
-another name for hundredths

-65% means out of 100 or 65/100 or 0.65
-a percent that includes a portion of a percent, such as 1/2% , 0.42%, 7 3/8%, 125 3/4%, 4.5%

4.1: Representing Percents

-To represent a percent,you can shade squares on a grid of 100 squares called a hundred grid. One completely shaded grid represents 100%.

-To represent a percent greater than 100%, shade more than one grid.

-To represent a fractional percent between 0% and 1%,shade part of one square.

-To represent a fractional percent greater than 1%, shade squares from a hundred grid to show the whole number and part of one square from the grid to show the fraction.

4.2: Fractions,Decimals and Percents

-Fractions, decimals and percents can be used to represent numbers in various situations.

-Percents can be written as fractions and decimals.
1/2% = 0.5% 42 3/4% = 42.75%

4.3: Percent of a Number

-You can use mental math strategies such as halving, doubling, and dividing by ten to find the percents of some numbers.

-To calculate the percent of a number, write the percent as a decimal and then multiply the number.
12 1/2% of 50= 0.125 x 50

4.4: Combining Percents

-Percents can be combined by adding to solve problems.
5%+7% = 12%

-To calculate the increase in a number,

-You can add the combined percent amount to the original number
12% of 100= 0.12 x 100 =12
100+12= 112

-You can multiply the original number by a single percent greater than 100
112% of 100= 1.12 x 100
= 112


  1. Great Post Ysabelle.Your post would've probably been neat if the font sizes were just normal. Next time try to minimize your highlighted words.

  2. Great job Ysabelle. Your post looks very neat, if it wasn't maximized, but it looks organized. Next time make your big sized font smaller. Other than that, great job.