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2002 In our last WORD tasks, we changed decimals into fractions. We multiplied fractions and divided decimals and fractions to measure the space and outlines in a document. To review those activities click on one of the arrows. %%% Figuring Percentage of Space Used %%%% In the last task (Word Flyer), you measured the length, width and area of a page that contained text and tearoff tabs. What percentage of total space did each of these areas take up? A percentage is always based on 100. When you say that something is 100 percent (%), you are stating that is takes up the total. One hundred percent effort means total effort. You are paying 100% of your attention to this task, right? What number represents 100% of the area on a 8.5 X 11 inches page? You figured that out before: 93.5 in^{2}. The total area for the page is 93.5 in^{2}. ACTIVITY 1: Figure out the percentage taken up by the text area (gray below). The text area on the flyer below takes up an area of 27.5 in^{2}. What percentage is 27.5 (text area) of 93.5 (total) ? STEP 1: Read the information on the site below. Click on http://www.aaamath.com/B/pct61bx1.htm  Finding percents STEP 2: Apply what you learned. Compute the percentage of the text are above on a separate piece of paper. Round off your answer (find the closest whole number). Enter the answer below and check your answer.
ACTIVITY 2: On a separate piece of paper, calculate the percentage taken up by the tearoff area (striped) below. It covers an area of 34.5 in^{2}.
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