posted by jennie on .
Find the percent of 42377 books
i don't understand how to find percents
You don't have enough information to calculate percent. If we had a total of 42,377 books and we sold some of them
%books sold=(# books sold/42,377)x100
the question says:
For 1980, find the percent of all new ooks and new editions that were published in each subject area
Total New books and new editions=42377
%art books = (1,691/42,377)x100=3.99%
I should point out that adding all of the books together does not equal 42,377 but that's ok. For that reason the percent will not total 100%.
Do fiction, juvenile, and literature the same way. Check my work.