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i have 2 problems.
1. Only 40% of the seats in a theater are occupied. The theater 320 seat. How many seats are occupied?
2. In one game, a football quarterback threw 20 passes and completed 12 of them. What percent of the passes were completed?
while helping me out.. i will glady respond to any comments below thank you

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asked by piper
  1. 1. You have two numbers: 0.4 and 320.
    Do you think you should
    add?
    subtract?
    multiply?
    divide?
    Which gives you the most reasonable answer?

    2. Change this to a decimal and then a percent.
    12/20 = ?

  2. 2. 0.6=60%

    1. i think you should divide? 125?

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    posted by piper
  3. 2 is correct.

    1.
    320/0.4 = 800
    0.4/320 = 0.00125
    Obviously those answers are wrong.

  4. you subtract then? 320-40=280?

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  5. Nope. Forty percent is almost half.

    You have two choices left. Please do not post this question again. Good luck and happy figuring.

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