I. Final percent problem in Bits and Pieces III: Computing with Decimals and Percents, p. 78:
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Explain the general procedures you use to answer these questions about percents. Give specific numerical examples.
a. How do you find the percent equivalent to a given decimal?
b. How do you find what percent one number is of another?
c. How do you find a given percent of a number?
II. Final percent problem in Singapore Math Primary Mathematics 6B, p. 96:
Bridget, Laura and Reagan shared a sum of money. Bridget's share was 40% of the money. Reagan's share was $4 more than Laura's. Laura's share was $16. How much money did they share altogether?
III. Extra Credit:
Which problem involves higher level thinking?