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**jxharmon****Member**- Registered: 2007-01-08
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Identify the rate, base, and amount in the following application.

In a class of 25 students, 8 received a grade of A. What percent of the students received A's?

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**luca-deltodesco****Member**- Registered: 2006-05-05
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im not sure what you mean by rate base amount....

but answering the question itself.

to calculate a percentage, generally you would do

in this case

however, you might realise here, that theres no need to divide 8 by 25, think of it just as a fraction, and you get

*Last edited by luca-deltodesco (2007-01-12 02:59:04)*

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**jxharmon****Member**- Registered: 2007-01-08
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I just have to identify which is base, rate, and amount....don't have to solve the problem and I am confused on how to determine what is what.

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**luca-deltodesco****Member**- Registered: 2006-05-05
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ive never came across those terms in reference to this question

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**jxharmon****Member**- Registered: 2007-01-08
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I think it is this: I keep 2nd guessing myself!

RATE= 8

BASE=25

AMOUNT=% OF STUDENTS RECEIVING A'S

????

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**Monox D. I-Fly****Member**- Registered: 2015-12-02
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I think it is vice-versa, though, as I think "rate" is kinda short of "ratio", which is the percentage itself, which is 32% or 8:25. Not sure about the base and amount, though.

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**thickhead****Member**- Registered: 2016-04-16
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jxharmon wrote:

I think it is this: I keep 2nd guessing myself!

RATE= 8

BASE=25

AMOUNT=% OF STUDENTS RECEIVING A'S

????

RATE=32

BASE=25

AMOUNT=NUMBER OF STUDENTS RECEIVING A'S=8

I corrected the mistake in rate.

*Last edited by thickhead (2016-12-25 21:15:30)*

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**Monox D. I-Fly****Member**- Registered: 2015-12-02
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thickhead wrote:

jxharmon wrote:I think it is this: I keep 2nd guessing myself!

RATE= 8

BASE=25

AMOUNT=% OF STUDENTS RECEIVING A'S

????RATE= 8

BASE=25

AMOUNT=NUMBER OF STUDENTS RECEIVING A'S

That said, Amount = Rate?

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