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Posted by **joelyz** on Monday, February 9, 2009 at 9:31pm.

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**Saira**, Monday, February 9, 2009 at 9:32pmOKay SO it would be

2000 * .20 = 400 students

You take the percent divde by 100 so:

20/ 100= 0.2 and then times that by the whole number

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**DrBob222**, Monday, February 9, 2009 at 9:32pmI don't think you have asked the correct question. The answer to what you asked is 20% because the problem says that.

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**joelyz**, Monday, February 9, 2009 at 9:39pmthanx Saira for the help. well drbob222 the question is: what is the number of students that speak french out of 2000. how do you know that the problem says that?

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, February 9, 2009 at 9:47pmDrbob is right. Your question starts out: "how do you find the percent of how many students . . ." As he said, the percent is given -- 20%.

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**~{_joelyz_}~**, Monday, February 9, 2009 at 9:47pmso if the number is 1000 students and the percent you need to divide by 20% then the answer would be...200.0.

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**~{_joelyz_}~**, Monday, February 9, 2009 at 9:49pmwat do you mean ms.sue?

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**DrBob222**, Monday, February 9, 2009 at 9:54pmNormally I don't respond to questions like this but you need to understand how to ask a question. For example, your question would have been much clearer had you phrased it something like this.

"Twenty percent of a class of 2000 students speak French. How many students in the class speak French?"

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**~{_joelyz_}~**, Monday, February 9, 2009 at 9:55pmwell i meant how many students not the percent but a whole number like 4 or 6.

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**~{_joelyz_}~**, Monday, February 9, 2009 at 9:59pmgood point dr.bob it would have been easyer to read thanx 4 your help!

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