## Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole

# Chapter 1 - Section 1.14 - Rate, Base, and Part - Exercises: 46

#### Answer

$47.2\%$

#### Work Step by Step

RECALL: $R=\dfrac{P}{B}$ where $P$=part or amount (percentage), $B$=base, and $R$=rate The given problem has: $B= 125$ pounds $P= 59$ Use the formula above to find the percent of fish usable as fillets: $=\dfrac{59}{125} \\=0.472 \\=0.472 \times 100\% \\=47.2\%$

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