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I am needing help figuring out percents, may have several questions.

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Hi Kristin,
 
What you want to do is set up a whole fraction by multiplying the denominator (5) by 2 = 10, and then adding the numerator (4) = 14. You then put 14 as the numerator and keep 5 as the denominator. You then can set up the equation used to find percentage. 14/5 = x/100.
 
Cross multiplying, you end up with 1400 = 5x.
 
Dividing both sides by 5, solving for x gives you 280. Therefore x = 280 and your answer is 280%
 
Thanks and I hope that helps.
 
David
 
Hi Kristin;
2 4/5
2 is 200%.  We must add this to the result of 4/5.
Let's take 4/5 and multiply the top number (numerator) by 20, while multiplying the bottom number (denominator) by 20...
[(4)(20)]/[(5)(20)]
80/100
80%
80%+200%=280%