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 2 years ago
Find the percent of change.
From 4000 ft^2 to 3990 ft^2 (my answer: 1%)
Check/correct my answer? :)
 2 years ago
Find the percent of change. From 4000 ft^2 to 3990 ft^2 (my answer: 1%) Check/correct my answer? :)

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Xavier
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1How did you get that value?

greeneyes<3
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i divided 3990/4000, and rounded .9975 to 1%

Xavier
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1To find the percent change is to see how much the value changed compared to the old value. \[\%\ change = \frac{newold}{old}*100\] Also 0.9975 is 99.75% which would round to 100% which is wrong.

greeneyes<3
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay thank you this makes much more sense!!! I havent done alg in a year...

greeneyes<3
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0is the answer 25%??

Xavier
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You did the equation correctly but interpreted it incrorrectly. The equation takes care of converting from decimal value to percent. So when you got 0.25 that did not mean 25% but 0.25%. You can remove the 100 from the equation above to make it return the decimal

Xavier
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1It may have been negative but I believe percent change is taken as the absolute value so that should be fine.
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