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Hi Lynn,

What percentage is 1 man in 20 men?  How many men in 1 hundred men is (1 man in 20 men) be?



Sincerely,
Angel

Answer
divide 1 by 20 = .05 = 5%
5% of 100 is 5 men.

An easy way to look at this is to take 10%, because that's a lot easier to see (you just take off a zero), then cut that in half.   10% of 20 is 2, half of that (or 5%) is 1.  10% of 100 is 10, half of that is 5.

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Lynn Houston

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I can answer questions in basic algebra and any grade school math.

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Love math, currently helping my nephew get through Intermediate Algebra.

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I majored in Math Ed in college (but decided not to teach), so have over 40 credits of math.

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