







An increase in savings 
20150906 

A student pose la question : A man spends 80% of his income. His income increases by 40% and his expenditure also increases by 25%. Find the percentage increase in his savings? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Percent as a fractional relationship 
20130114 

Kenneth pose la question : What does the following indicate?
"A percent is another way of expressing the ratio or fractional relationship
of two numbers."
I know what a ratio is, but the term "fractional relationship" confuses me.
I thank you for your reply. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Express 13 mills as a decimal part of $1.00. 
20090313 

Kenneth pose la question : Hello:
I read the following in an old business mathematics textbook:
"Express 13 mills as a decimal part of $1.00."
I can determine the answer as follows: There are 1000 mills in or per
$1.00. 13 mills divided by 1000 mills/$1.00 equals $0.013, the answer.
My question is as follows: What does "...as a decimal part of $1.00"
indicate or represent from "Express 13 mills as a decimal part of
$1.00."?
Is (a decimal part of $1.00) any decimal less than $1.00 with the decimal having a dollar sign
before it.
I thank you for your reply. Harley Weston lui répond. 





Can you convert numbers with units to percents? 
20090212 

Kenneth pose la question : To change a number to a percent, move the decimal two places to the right and add a percent sign.
For example, 0.35875 = 35.875%.
If the number has a dollar sign or some other kind of unit, for example, pounds, feet, etc. how is the number converted to a percentage.
For example, change $0.35875 and 0.75 lbs. to a percentage. How is this done. I have never seen $35.875% or 75 lbs.% before. Robert Dawson and Harley Weston lui répond. 





Two methods of payment 
20090113 

adjoa pose la question : owen was offered $225.00per week plus 3%on sales, or 15%of sales with no salary. How much must he sell before the second method of payment gives him the highest pay? Express your answer to the nearest dollar. Penny Nom lui répond. 





$14k is 22% of ________ 
20050219 

A parent pose la question : When one knows the
percentage, and a known number, how is the unknown total figured? In other
words, I know that $14k is 22% of what number?? Claude Tardif and Penny Nom lui répond. 





Ratios and rates 
20041027 

Kenneth pose la question : What is the difference between a ratio and a rate? Penny Nom lui répond. 





37% 
20040926 

Andrew pose la question : how do we change 37% into a fraction Penny Nom lui répond. 





69 is what percentage of 113 
20040828 

Mary pose la question : How do I work out what percentage of 113 69 is? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Percentage of a quota 
20040826 

Jenni pose la question : I have the year to date sales of $2,042,744 and the quota is $2,257,440, how do I figure the percent quota. Penny Nom lui répond. 





A fraction of a fraction as a percent 
20040318 

Mary pose la question : I would like to know if you could help me with this problem? Could you
take me though the steps
to this math problems.
3 =(?)% x 3
 
16 4
the question states: Finding what is the percentage of a fractional
number and another fractional number. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Sole Mates Shoes 
20020819 

Robert pose la question : Sole Mates Shoes has expenses of $9,592 per month. What must the store's total income be if it is to make a profit of 12%? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Percentage 
20020720 

Sally pose la question : If 20% of 100 is 80, then why is the percentage difference between 80 and 100 25%. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Ratios 
20020417 

A student pose la question :
 Medication is givin at 1cc. per 20 pounds of body weight. A dog weighs 16 pounds how many ccs. of medication does the dog get?
 Dr. Lee wants you to prepare 1000 ml. of a 10% dextrose solution in lactaed ringers for diuresis or a patient you have a 1 L bag of lactated ringers and 500 ml of 50% dextrose for injection. How would you prpare the solution?
Penny Nom lui répond. 





Fractions to decimals and percents 
20011231 

A student pose la question : 2/5 , 4/8 , 4/10 , 3/5 , 6/8 , 7/7 (what is the decimal and percent for each)
1/5 , 1/10 , 1/8 , 1/1 (what is the decimal for each)
100 PERCENT, WHAT IS THE DECIMAL?
The ratio of boys to girls in a class is 1:4. What percent of the class are girls? Penny Nom lui répond. 





83.3% 
20011203 

Ellie pose la question : Please explain how a percentage like 83.3% is changed into a fractions. The answer given is 5/6 and I changed 83.3% to a regular decimal of .833, which would be 833/1000. How do they get 5/6 from that? HELP Chris Fisher lui répond. 





Percents 
20010404 

Cathy pose la question : This isvery embarassing but since math and specifically percentages was my worst subject in school here goes. If I have a figure such as 425 and that amount represents 10% of the total amount how do I find out what the total amount is? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Two problems 
20010323 

James pose la question : Casey is a finanical consultant for ABC finance. She earns $456.21 weekly. Her annual group medical coverage costs $1942, of which ABC pays 65%. How much is deducted weekly for medical coverage? and: Eleanor demonstrates microwaves at the national home show. She is paid $7 for each of the first 7 demonstrations and $11 for each demonstration after 7. What is her commission for a day if she makes 12 demonstrations? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Percents with mixed numbers 
20000604 

Julie pose la question : How would you find the percent of 33 1/3 out of 90 by using fraction settup!I can do whole numbers but not mixed. This is how to do whole numbers say it was 33 of 90 33 x 90 = 2970 100 x 1 = 100 2970 divided by 100 the answer is 29.7 so how do you do it with a mixed number Penny Nom lui répond. 





What percent is one fraction of another fraction? 
20000429 

A student in grade 4 pose la question : What is the method for finding out what percent one fraction is of another fraction. For instance 4/5 is what percent of 1/9? Penny Nom lui répond. 





The weight of a watermelon 
20000425 

Lori Speir pose la question : If I have a 100 pound watermelon and it is 99% water. If it sits out in the sun all day and is now only 98% water what does it weigh now? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Counting guppies 
20000126 

Sarah Albaugh pose la question : Out of 200 fish, 99% are guppies. How many guppies must be removed to have 98% of the remaining fish to be guppies? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Percentages 
20000109 

Nancy pose la question :
What is the best way for a parent to explain how one calculates percentages? ie. Commission is $54268. Total Sales $403114.00 from that number how do you calculate the percentage of sales of various expenses. Penny Nom lui répond. 





Percent 
19991116 

Elaine Edwards pose la question : Can you please tell me what is 75% of $495.00? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Fractions, percents and decimals 
19990919 

Sue Farr pose la question : My son is in 5th grade, and I can't seem to find any papers that have a simple explanation of how to convert decimals into fractions, percents into decimals, and viceversa. Harley Weston lui répond. 





How many went to the game? 
19990909 

Lisa Schmidt pose la question : If 3/4 more students went to the game than actually did go to the game, 25% of all students in the entire school would have gone. What fraction of students in the entire school went to the game? Harley Weston lui répond. 

