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Posted by **Carrie** on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 11:40pm.

Math shows 200 students

History shows 300 students

English shows 400 students

Science shows 150 students

Other shows 175 students

What percent of students in the college are history majors (to the nearest tenth of a percent)?

- I would take the total number of students divided by the history students number, right

Would it be 200+300+400+150+175= 1225

Then 1225 divided by 300=4.083

Then I would move the decimal over two places. Am I on the right track?

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**Reiny**, Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 11:54pmno, you are dividing the wrong way.

you have to divide 300 by 1225 ,not 1225/300 the way you have it

300/1225 = .24489

now you move your decimal 2 places to the right to get 24.5%

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**Carrie**, Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 12:11amI see. I understand. I was wondering why I was getting such a weird number. Thank you!!

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