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# How are percents used?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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percents are used to dealing with math for example you can always do 45/100% wich reduces to 450%.

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### How are percents used in daily math?

Percents are used to calculate tax on EVERY store purchase,and to calculate discounts on every "special" or "bargain".If you can't calculate percents, you can't catch mistakes or avoid being cheated.

### What are the ratios used for in heredity?

The ratios are percents, which can be calculated by a punnett square.

### Who invented percents?

No one invented percents.

### percents?

percents are numbers over 100

20 percents

Hundredths.

### Are fractions greater than percents?

They are all the same, fractions can be turned into percents and percents can be turned into fractions. hope that helps :)

### What are examples of percents used in everyday life?

like when you go shopping, ( sales tax)

### What do you notice about percents and their decimal equivalents?

Percents are 100 times larger (and that is by definition!).

### What are the relationship between fractions decimals and percents?

they all can be used to find the answer to the same wole number

### 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.