# Math

South America's total population was 515,000,000 and the world's total population was 6,279,000,000. What percentage was South America rounded to the nearest tenth?

1. Chopsticks

515,000,000/6,279,000,000

Dont get intimidated by large numbers. Plug that into a calculator to find the answer. I don't know if that number fits into a calculator to be honest.

2. Bella

it does it turns out: 1.8458...

3. Chopsticks

My calculator says 0.08

Which rounds to .1

4. Bella

you're right...i forgot the '6' in the '6279000000' sry

5. Ms. Sue

6. Bella

8%

7. Chopsticks

Oh.

.1 = 10%

8. Bella

shouldn't you convert .08?

9. Ms. Sue

The problem states to the nearest tenth.

8.2%

10. Ms. Sue

11. Bella

Ms.Sue's right

12. Chopsticks

Oh dang sorry haha. I converted it to the nearest tenth when I saw .08, I forgot about the percentage in tenths.

13. Writeacher

Sounds as if Chopsticks needs to leave the math helping to the math tutors who don't forget these things ... so that other students don't go away with the wrong process and/or answers.

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