Staples pays George Nagovsky an annual salary of $40,000. Today, George’s boss informs him that he will receive a $4,300 raise. What percent of George’s old salary is the $4,300 raise? (Round to the nearest tenth percent. Omit the "%" sign in your response.)

To find the increased mileage Maria will get with her new tires:

Step 1: Find 9% of 18 -> 18 X .09 = 1.62

Step 2: Add the percentage to the original miles -> 18 + 1.62 = **19.62 mpg**

## Comments

new problem

not quite sure what new problem means, do you still need this one answered? If so...

I like to think of the wording "is" being the numerator, and "of" being the denominator. And whenever you have a percent questions you set this

is/of= percent/100What percent: x (because we don't know this yet)

ofGeorge's old salary: 40,000isthe raise: 4,3004,300 = x

40,000 100

Cross multiply

(40,000)x = (4,300)(100)

40,000x = 430,000

Divide by 40,000

40,000x = 430,000

40,000 40,000

x = 10.75%

I like Nicole's answer. In the original problem is the instruction "Round to the nearest tenth percent. Omit the "%" sign in your response."

To round Nicole's answer to the nearest percent, look at the first digit past the decimal point. If it is 5 or greater, then increase the one's digit. If it is 4 or less, then keep the one's digit the same. In this problem, we have:

10.75%

The first digit smaller than the % or one's place is the 7. It is greater than 5, so we round the one's digit up one. To the nearest %, we have 11%.

The other part of the instruction, "Omit the "%" sign in your response," is not clear to me. It could be that they want the answer to look like this:

11

instead of "11%"

I think it might be more likely that they want this percent displayed as a decimal. To covert a percent to a decimal, divide by 100.

11% as a decimal: 11/100 = 0.11

Again, I am not sure if this is what the instructions are asking. Perhaps you can tell from an example problem in the section you are working on.

Unfortunately, I cannot edit my comment, but I see that I made a mistake. To the nearest tenth, 10.75% rounds to 10.8%, not the answer I provided in my comment (11%).

So in decimal form, 10.8% is 0.108.

Sorry about the mixup.