Caryn and Alfonso bought school supplies. Caryn spent 130% of the amount Alfonso spent. She said that she spent 1.3 times the amount that Alfonso spent. Is Caryn correct?
1.3 times as much is the same as 130%
Note that the symbol
As an example of concept consider the measurement or count of 5
Although not normally done this may, if you so choose, be written as
Multiply by 1 and you do not change a value
Note that % is a unit of measurment that is worth
Thus 1.3 times as much is the same as 130%