Ramon earns $1,800 each month and pays $53.60 on electricity. To the nearest tenth of a percent, what percent of Ramon's earnings are spent on electricity each month?
So in the most basic form, this question is asking what percent of $1,800 is $53.60. To find the percentage, we are simply going to divide both numbers then multiply by 100.
I'd like to add that by multiplying by 100, we change the number to a percentage. If we were to skip this step, it would just be a small decimal and not in the correct format needed for the answer.
All that is left is to round to the tenths place! Here is a super helpful chart on what the different place values are:
We see that the tenths place is is number immediately after the decimal. We know that we will be rounding
Since it is, we round the entire number up to our final answer of
Hope this helped!