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According to the Public Policy Institute of California [latex]\left(2010\right)\text{, }\text{44%}[/latex] of parents of public school children would like their youngest child to earn a graduate degree. Write this percent as a ratio.
Solution

The amount we want to convert is [latex]44%[/latex]. |
[latex]44%[/latex] |

Write the percent as a ratio. Remember that *percent* means per [latex]100[/latex]. |
[latex]\Large\frac{44}{100}[/latex] |

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In [latex]2007[/latex], according to a U.S. Department of Education report, [latex]21[/latex] out of every [latex]100[/latex] first-time freshmen college students at [latex]\text{4-year}[/latex] public institutions took at least one remedial course. Write this as a ratio and then as a percent.

Answer:
Solution

The amount we want to convert is [latex]21[/latex] out of [latex]100[/latex] . |
[latex]21[/latex] out of [latex]100[/latex] |

Write as a ratio. |
[latex]\Large\frac{21}{100}[/latex] |

Convert the [latex]21[/latex] per [latex]100[/latex] to percent. |
[latex]21[/latex]% |