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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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Yes good.

Right now the second part of my question asks you to round off the percentages to the

nearest whole number and then work the two out which would change (2.5% and 18.5%)

to see by how much the answer changes as a result of this.

So: What is 2.5 % rounded to the nearest whole number using a conventional rounding method ?

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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what is the conventioal rounding method then?

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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I was expecting 3% as an answer to that one.

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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If the number has a five after the decimal place then conventionally we usually round upwards.

So 0.5 rounds to 1 even though it is as near to one as to zero.

and 1.5 rounds to 2 even though it is as near to two as to one.

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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could you do me some more for tomorrow as i find this hard to do then and i need to prackt them ok ? if this is ok with you?

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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Anything between 0.5 and 1.0 would round to 1

Anything less than 0.5, but higher than 0 rounds to zero.

So 0.49 rounds to zero.

(Obviously this is when rounding to the nearest whole number, I will have to go into

rounding to a certain number of decimal places separately.)

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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I have got a few percentage problems which are these:

Problem (1)

What is 20% of £500 ?

What is 25% of £700 ?

Problem (2)

Of £560 shared out, Andrew is given £70, Luke is given £105, Karen is given £245,

Chloe is given £140. What percentages have each been given?

Problem (3)

Of £810 shared out, £360 is given to Peter, £405 is given to Thomas and £45 is given to Carl.

What percentages of £810 are these to one decimal place accuracy ?

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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can you do some more pleas as i need to prackes them ok hope you dont mine can you do them for tomorrow please

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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Here is a recap on some rounding problems that I have posted two months ago:

Q1: Round to the nearest whole number 4.7 ?

Q2: Round to the nearest whole number 7.5 ?

Q3: Round to the nearest whole number 3.2 ?

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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ok i will do them for you tomorrow ok? can you send me some more to do as well as i have to go as my husben is not well ok back tomorrow on what time will you be on here please?

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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Let us make it 7pm on Saturday.

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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ok see you on here at 7.00 tomorrow night ok buy for now

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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Bye.

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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Hi steveb mandy here sorry I will not be on here tonight will be on here tomorrow night ok. Sorry sorry

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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Here are the answers to those exercises from two days ago:

Problem (1)

What is 20% of £500 ?

£500 x 0.2 = £100

What is 25% of £700 ?

£700 x 0.25 = £175

Problem (2)

Of £560 shared out, Andrew is given £70, Luke is given £105, Karen is given £245,

Chloe is given £140. What percentages have each been given?

Answer:

Andrew is paid 12.5%

Luke is paid 18.75 %

Karen is paid 43.75 %

Chloe is paid 25 %

Problem (3)

Of £810 shared out, £360 is given to Peter, £405 is given to Thomas and £45 is given to Carl.

What percentages of £810 are these to one decimal place accuracy ?

Answer:

Peter is paid 44.4 %

Thomas is paid 50 %

Carl is paid 5.6 %

Q1: Round to the nearest whole number 4.7 ?

Answer: 5

Q2: Round to the nearest whole number 7.5 ?

Answer: 8

Q3: Round to the nearest whole number 3.2 ?

Answer: 3

*Last edited by SteveB (2014-01-05 07:09:42)*

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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hi steveb can you show me how to do problum 2 please as i found it hard to do ok?

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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Right Andrew had £70 out of £560. So how do you calculate the decimal of the proportion that he is given ?

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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hi bob buddy can you send me an email on how i know when somone has sent me a message on maths is fun as i don't know on my big computer on my ipayer a red light come on to let me know i have a message ok ?

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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can you show me as i have forgot how to do that please?

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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Okay I was thinking about this fraction: (70 / 560)

What is that as a decimal ?

What is it as a percentage ?

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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You can use your calculator for these.

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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hi steveb i am very sorry but my little dog is playing up so i will have to sort her out so i will have to came back on here tomorrow night if ok with out? i am sorry about this send message back please

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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If you do on your calculator: 70 divided by 560 = ....

then you get 0.125

Let us assume the calculator is correct. This is the decimal equivalent of (70 / 560).

If you then do multiply by 100 to this number you get: 12.5

This is the figure for the percentage (12.5%).

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**mandy jane****Member**- Registered: 2010-09-23
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hi steveb hope you read my message i will have to come back on here tomorrow night ok if you dont mine? send message back please?

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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Do have a good look at the last few posts including my answers.

Try to understand how I have got my answers and follow each and every calculation with the help with your calculator.

I will be online for a meeting with you on Monday at 7pm.

*Last edited by SteveB (2014-01-27 20:52:52)*

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