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The theater arts committee estimated that it would sell 200 tickets for its upcoming play. The committee actually sold 224 tickets. What was the percent error in the committee’s estimate? Not sure if it s 112, or 89

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  1. YoungStudier
    • one year ago
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    @Mahmood786123

  2. Valpey
    • one year ago
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    The error can either be thought of as 24/200 or 24/224.

  3. Valpey
    • one year ago
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    You could say "the actual was 24/200 = 12% above the estimate" or you could say "the estimate was 24/224 = 10.7% below the actual"

  4. Mahmood786123
    • one year ago
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    gimme a sec

  5. Mahmood786123
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    I think its 89

  6. Valpey
    • one year ago
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    200/224 is 89%, but this is not the percent error.

  7. YoungStudier
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    so then what is it?

  8. Valpey
    • one year ago
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    I can't say any better than I have above without context about how your curriculum is using language. Personally, I would judge both statements I've suggested as correct.

  9. YoungStudier
    • one year ago
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    They didn't teach me either of those things so.... Well, thanks anyways.

  10. Valpey
    • one year ago
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    The most important thing is that you understand that your estimate being 10.7% below actual is the same as finding the actual to be 12% above estimated.

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