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Posted by **Anonymous** on Friday, July 31, 2009 at 9:22pm.

How would I begin this?

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**Anonymous**, Friday, July 31, 2009 at 9:29pmwould this be 1.68%

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**DrBob222**, Friday, July 31, 2009 at 9:31pm14%-12% = 2 percentage points.

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**Anonymous**, Friday, July 31, 2009 at 9:32pmit is actually 14 1/4% and 12 3/8%

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**Anonymous**, Friday, July 31, 2009 at 9:32pmsorry I forgot to insert the fraction

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, July 31, 2009 at 9:33pmYe gads! Why didn't you post the correct figures in your first post?

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**Anonymous**, Friday, July 31, 2009 at 9:33pmwould i subtract 12 3/8% from 14 1/4%?

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**Anonymous**, Friday, July 31, 2009 at 9:34pmsorry Ms. Sue I didn't read the problem correctly

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**DrBob222**, Friday, July 31, 2009 at 9:38pmYes, 14 1/4 - 12 3/8 = ??

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**Anonymous**, Friday, July 31, 2009 at 9:41pmthe answer I got was 2 5/8

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**Anonymous**, Friday, July 31, 2009 at 9:42pmis this correct DrBob

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, July 31, 2009 at 9:44pmYes.

14 1/4 - 12 3/8 =

14 2/8 - 12 3/8 =

13 10/8 - 12 3/8 = 1 7/8

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, July 31, 2009 at 9:46pmThe easier way is to convert the fractions to decimals and run it through a calculator.

14 1/4 = 14.25

12 3/8 = 12.375

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**Anonymous**, Friday, July 31, 2009 at 9:47pmhmmmm how did you get 13 10/8?

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**Anonymous**, Friday, July 31, 2009 at 9:48pmok.... thank you

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**DrBob222**, Friday, July 31, 2009 at 9:55pmI don't see a 13 10/8 anywhere in the answers.

Do it as Ms Sue did.

14 1/4 = 14.25

12 3/8 = 12.375

14.25 - 12.375 = 1.875

OR

convert fractions.

14 1/4 = 57/4 = 114/8

12 3/8 = 99/8

114/8 - 99/8 = 15/8 = 1 7/8 and if you divide 7/8 on the calculator you get .875 so 1 7/8 = 1.875 and the two methods give the same answer.

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**Anonymous**, Friday, July 31, 2009 at 10:12pmthank you