Ramon s 1,735 each month and pays $53.1o for electricity. To the tenth of a percent, what percent of Ramon's earnings are spent on electricity each month?
A percentage is just the decimal ratio of two numbers multiplied by one hundred (per cent). So, first you divide the electrical cost into the salary. Then you multiply that number by 100, taking care to retain sufficient digits to give you a 0.1% accuracy in the final value.