# 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 Answer

Jan 7, 2018

1.3 times as much is the same as 130%

#### Explanation:

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

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Write

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%