Raymon S. answered • 10/30/14

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Hi Debbie,

Percents represent Parts of a Whole, like a fraction and a decimal.

I'm sure you recognize 50%, which equals 1/2 or .50 (often written as .5 or 0.5).

Let's first make an estimation.

If the football player completed 50% of his passes, that's half of 250 passes, which equals 125.

57.2% is just over half, so we know approximately the size of the number we're looking for.

Now let's do the math:

The question is asking:

"What is 57.2%

**OF**250"To calculate a part of a whole, we simply multiply. In word sentences "

**OF**" means to multiply.Recall 50% is the same as .50 or .5.

57.2% = .572 (move the decimal two places to the left)

When you multiply 250 x .572 you will get: 143 completed passes.

Perhaps the next Peyton Manning. :-)