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Mathematics Problem Solving
Volume 2, Number 10, April 28, 1997
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**Percent**

Some useful information: Fifty percent ( 50% ) means 50 per hundred or the fraction 50/100. That means 50% is exactly one half, since 50/100 = 1/2. To figure out what 1/2 of a number is, divide that number by 2. As an example, 1/2 of 28 (or 50% of 28) is 28 divided by two, which is 14. 1. What is 50% of 346? 2. What is 50% of $ 9.82? Twenty-five percent ( 25% ) = 25/100 or 1/4. To figure out what 1/4 (or 25%) of a number is, divide the number by 4. For example, 25% of 32 is 8. 3. What is 25% of 124? 4. What is 25% of $ 57.00? 5. Jeffrey bought a tennis racket that usually sells for $ 36.00. The racket was on sale for 25% off the regular price. What was the sale price? 6. You want to buy shampoo that has a regular price of three dollars for one bottle. In Store A, each bottle is on sale for 25% off. In Store B, if you buy one bottle for the regular price, you can get a second bottle for 50% off. Which store has the better deal? Why? Copyright 1997 RHL