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Its probably easier if you see percentage as a fraction (always with a denominator of 100) this puts it in the same area as other commonly used fractions such as one half, one quarter etc.

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Q: Why do you compare percents and not actual numbers?
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Is it easier to compare percents that it Is fraction why or why not?

Percents are easier since they don't need to be converted. It saves a step.

How do you compare fractions or decimals or percents?

you eat pie

Can you use percents to compare two quantities?


Why are percents rational numbers?


When do you compare using ratios percents and rates and when do you compare using differences?

when you are specifically comparing 2 sets of data (2 #'s, 2 percents, 2 rates ect.)

How do you convert numbers to percents?

Divide by 100.

Are percents rational numbers?

I'm not sure...

How percents are rational numbers?

Because percentages can be expressed as fractions which are rational numbers

Why do you use percents?

Percents are basically decimals, and we use decimals as numbers with extra, tiny proportions. Percents are just ways to make those decimals into a whole, more friendlier number. But, percents can also be made with decimals as well.

What does decimals and percents have in common?

They are ways to represent numbers.

How do you estimate with percents?

divide the two numbers then divide

How do you compare decimals and percents?

how you compare decimals and percents, is by the signs. a decimal looks like this: 0.0 and a percent looks like this: %

How would you make a comparison using percents?

by simplifying the given numbers

Why can't a fraction or a decimal be used instead of a percent?

Surely percents can always be expressed as fractions or decimals, but percents are useful for comparing values- percents are essentially fractions all of the same denominator so they are easier to compare. Example: which is bigger 9/20 or 88/200 ? which is bigger 45% or 44% ? The percent question is easier to answer even though the numbers are the same.

What do fractions percents and decimals all have in common?

They are all ways of representing numbers.

Why is it helpful to calculate percentage?

It is easier to understand rates of changes as percents, sometimes, than as a fraction. Such as the stock market fell 70%Also, you can compare percents and fractions are a little harder to compare. For example you got 91 percent right on your test and your friend took a similar test with twice as many problems and got 83% right. It is easy to compare the percents.There are many other reasons!

What is expressing rational numbers as percents?

It is finding an equivalent number whose denominator is 100.

How do you compare mixed numbers?

First you have to compare the whole numbers. When the whole numbers are the same, compare the fractions. If the denominators of the fraction are the same, compare the numerators. If the denominators are different, convert them to have the least common denominators. Then compare the numerators.

How are precents used to make comparisons?

I'll answer assuming you meant percent. Percents are the ratio of a number or fraction to 100, so 2% is 2 to 100. If you compare 29 and 1000 and you want to compare it through percents, convert 1000 to 100 by obviously dividing by 10. So, 29 / 1000 is 2.9%.

Can you compare two complex numbers?

You can compare their magnitude (absolute values) but not the numbers themselves.

What is it called when fractions terminating repeating decimals integers and percents called?

They are called rational numbers

Why are percents are rational Numbers?

They need not be. The length of a unit square, as a percentage of its diagonal is NOT a rational number.

How do you find percents of rational numbers?

The answer will depend on whether you want percentage equivalents of rational numbers or one rational number as a percentage of another.

What are the percents of India's religion?

20 percents

Who invented percents?

No one invented percents.

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