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Ok so does .1528 (for example) equal 15.28 % or does .1528 *100 equal 15.28 %??? I'm asking because of that percent error calculation they give you in physics/chemistry/etc says to multiply by 100 to get the percent. But I'm pretty sure that's technically wrong. What say teh lounge? (reminds me of that vid where the guy calls the cellphone company and yells at all those people about .02=.0002 or whatever it was)
 

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MWPDX said:
Ok so does .1528 (for example) equal 15.28 % or does .1528 *100 equal 15.28 %??
0.1528 = 15.28%

0.1528 * 100 is how you would convert the number to a percentage for presentation purposes.
 

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percent = per cent = per 100

6 percent sales tax = 6 cents per 100 of purchase price

.06 = 6% of 1.00

.09 = 6% of 1.50

.1528 = 15.28%

The conversion from decimal to percent is to multiply by 100.
 

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What everyone said, except that it also depends on how the .1528 is referred to or calculated... it could be .1528 percent or, if it is a calculated decimal without the (x100) percentage conversion, it's 15.28%, like everyone said...
 

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mohair_chair said:
0.1528 * 100 is how you would convert the number to a percentage for presentation purposes.
IOW it's all the same - it's not technically wrong, it's correct.
 

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I miss Scotty. Why'd he have to go and get a job. Bastage.
there is a 100% chance that creaky likes boobies.
 

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well come on, who doesn't?

even straight women look at other women's boobs. it's science.
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4 out of every 3 people are bad at percentages and fractions.
 
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