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In hopes of encouraging healthier snacks at school, Paul brought in a tray of carrot sticks and apple slices to share. The tray had a total of 82 snacks, of which 50% were carrot sticks. How many carrot sticks did Paul bring?
50% means half of something
but if it wasn't 50% the way to work it out would be 82/100 = 0.82 (this is one percent (1%) of the number) to find out how much 50% would be you would have to multiply that by 50 0.82 * 50 = 41