Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 4 - Proportions, Percents, and Solving Inequalities - 4.2 - Percents and Problem Solving - Problem Set 4.2: 30

Answer

The number we are looking for is 4.1%.

Work Step by Step

Let X be the number we are looking for. 24.6 is means 24.6= What percent of 600 means X $\times$ 600. So, this question translates to: 24.6 = X $\times$ 600 Divide both sides by 600: X = 0.041 To turn 0.041 into a percentage, we multiply it by 100%. So, 0.041 $\times$ 100% = 4.1%.
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