Posted by **Jamar** on Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 1:02pm.

Find the percent using the percet proportion.

54 patients is what percent of 900 patients?

The percents is___%

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 1:07pm
Jamar/Elliot -- please don't switch screen names.

54/900 = x

Solve for x

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**Elliot**, Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 1:10pm
So i'm suppose to divide 54 into 900?

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 1:14pm
Nope -- the other way around.

Divide 900 into 54. Your answer will be a decimal.

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**Elliot**, Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 1:17pm
16.6?

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 1:21pm
No -- your answer should be a decimal that converts to less than 10 %

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**Elliot**, Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 1:26pm
0.06

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 1:49pm
Right! 0.06 = 6%

54 patients out of a total of 900 patients = 6 %.

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