Wednesday, December 20, 2006

James's Growing Post

Question 1:
What is a good definition of percent? You should use words, symbols, pictures and numerical examples in your definition.
A number that is out of 100. An example is 25% or 25-100

Question 2:
How are three fifths (3/5), 3:2, 60% and 0.6 all the same? Use pictures and words to show your answer.
They are all equivalents. For example if you use the ratio 3:2 you add the numbers together then your answer becomes 5, so you use the 5 as the denominator and the 3 is the numerator. After that you divide the numerator by the denominator and the answer is 0.6. With that you times it by 100 and the answer would be 60%.

Question 3:
Show 3 different ways to find 35% of 80.

1) 35/35=1

2)100/100=1% 80 divided by 100 = 0.8


Question 4:
Find a link to blogs that deal with percentages. Leave a comment behind and add the link with review.

Question 5:
The principal announced that 50% of the children in Ms. Stanzi's class met their reading goal for the month and that 55% of the children in Ms Lowrey's class met their reading goal for the month. Ms Stanzi said that a greater number of her students met their reading goal. Could Ms Stanzi be correct? Why or Why not

I think she is could be correct because there are more people in Ms. Stanzi’s class than Ms. Lowrey’s class.

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