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Fractions and Percentages

Fractions and Percentages are just different ways of showing a value that represents a part of a whole. A fraction describes how many parts of a certain size there are. For example, if a pie was cut into 8 equal pieces, then one of those pieces would be referred to as one-eighth or 1/8. Two of those pieces would be referred to as two-eighths or 2/8, which can be further simplified to one-quarter or 1/4. When describing the terminology of fractions, the integer above the line is known as the numerator, while the integer below the line is referred to as a denominator.


So for the fraction 2/8, 2 would be the numerator and 8 would be the denominator. These fractions can also be written without using numerators or denominators, but by converting them into a percentage, which is a number ratio as a fraction of 100. Thus, 2/8 can be written as 25%, while 3/8 can be written as 37.5%.


Both fractions and percentages have practical applications in everyday life, which is why it is considered under Consumer Mathematics. Things such as interest rates are always displayed as percentages in order to make consumer calculations much easier. So a 5% interest rate or 5/100 of $100,000 is much easier to calculate than any other depiction. Thus, understanding the applicability of fractions and percentages in everyday mathematics is a crucial life skill.

Use and Misuse of Percentages

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Percentages of Complaint Rates

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Compound Interest, Future Value, and Present Value

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Verify Math Problems on Percentage Change, Tax or Interest

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Operations on Fractions Question

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Population Dynamics Simulation

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Calculate the WACC at different capital structures.

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Calculate the EPS in the given cases.

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Manufacturing and Design Departments

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Calculating Cost Variances

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Fractions & Decimals for 3rd Graders

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Monte Carlo Integration & Acceptance Rejection Method

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Approximate percentage appreciation or depreciation

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The Probability of Pick 3 Lottery Games

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Salary Increase by Percentages

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Probability and Statistical Analysis

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Analyzing a spreadsheet

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Ratios - Finance

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Conversion factor

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percents and earnings

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Fractions and Percentages

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Exercises 1. Solve the following problems with integers a. 31+(-18) b. (-8)+14+5 c. 7Ã-(-13) d. (-125)÷(-5) 2. Solve the following problems with fractions: a. 3/7 + 2/7 b. 5/8 - 1/4 c. 4/9 + 1/11 c. 1+ 4/7- 3/4 3. Solve the following problems with decimals a. 3.11-4.5 b. 5.27*(-5.81) c. 11.3/2.2 4. Write

Percentage and Sample Size Questions

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Markups and Markdowns

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Real world math

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