Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 6 - Percent - 6.1 Basics of Percent - 6.1 Exercises: 66

Answer

(a) You can find 50% of a number by dividing by 2. (b) 50% of 10 is solved by the equation 10$\div$2=5.

Work Step by Step

You can find 50% of a number by dividing by 2 because when you change 50% to a decimal it is 0.5, or $\frac{1}{2}$. To find half of any number you divide it by 2.
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