## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

$50\%$, or half, of the students work part time.
We are told that out of 8600 students, 4300 work part time. We can find out the percentage that this corresponds to by dividing: $\frac{4300}{8600}=\frac{43}{86}=0.5=50\%$ Thus $50\%$, or half, of the students work part time.