Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 6 - Percent - 6.2 Percents and Fractions - 6.2 Exercises - Page 396: 21



Work Step by Step

$\frac{1}{2}=\frac{p}{100}$ We can take the cross products to solve for p. $1\times100=2\times p$ $100=2p$ Divide both sides by 2. $\frac{100}{2}=\frac{2p}{2}$ $p=50$ Therefore, $\frac{1}{2}=\frac{50}{100}$=50%.
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