Posted by sara ann on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 5:55pm.
The football team has 86 players. Thirtytwo of those players are seniors. What percent of the football players are seniors? Round your answer to the nearest whole number.

math  Ms. Sue, Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 5:57pm
Divide: 32/86 = ?
Change the decimal to a percent by moving the decimal point over two places to the right. Or multiply the decimal by 100.

math  Lynnette, Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 5:59pm
Hi Sara, What you do is divide 32 by 86 and that gives you the percent
of seniors on the football team

math  Anonymous, Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 5:59pm
2/3=.66
.66*86=57%

math  Lynnette, Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 6:05pm
No, it's not 57%. divide 32 by 86 and multiply by 100. If rounding to the nearest whole number, you get 37% which makes sense since 32 seniors is a bit less than half (50%) of the whole team.

math  Ms. Sue, Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 6:10pm
Thanks, Lynnette! Good explanation for Anonymous.

math  Lynnette, Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 6:13pm
You're welcome! This site is great!
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