# Chapter 6 - Percent - 6.1 Basics of Percent - 6.1 Exercises - Page 389: 64

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#### Work Step by Step

If 1% of the 4800 accidents were caused by mechanical failure, we can move the decimal point 2 place to the left in 4800 to find out how many accidents were caused by mechanical failure. Therefore, $4800.0\times.01=48.0=48$ accidents were caused by mechanical failure.

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