Math 112

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A student argues that 0.01% = 0.01 because in 0.01%, the percent is already written as a decimal. How do you respond?

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    Bogus.

    1% = 0.01

    because "percent" means "per 100"

    1 per 100 = 1/100 = 1%

    .01% means .01/100 = .0001

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