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## #26 2013-11-12 01:22:40

SuperLynx
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Registered: 2009-06-28
Posts: 287

### Re: Percentage of a Number ?

I had the MS Calculator set to standard not scientific, when I changed to scientific I got the correct percentage number.
How come you multiple the number again;

2345 - .45 x /2345/ ?

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## #27 2013-11-12 01:27:23

bobbym
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
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### Re: Percentage of a Number ?

You have the number and you want to reduce it by 45%. First you calculate what 45% of the number is and then you would subtract it from the number.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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## #28 2013-11-12 01:44:18

SuperLynx
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### Re: Percentage of a Number ?

Ah ok I understand

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