There are 36 carpenters in a crew. On a certain day, 29 were present. What percent showed up for work?
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"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100",
Therefore we can write this problem as:
Where x is the percent of carpenters who showed up:
We can solve this for
Or 80.6% of the carpenters showed up for work (rounded to the nearest tenth of a percent)
To calculate a percent that one quantity is of another you can use the method: