Where are we ever going to use this in real life?

February 16, 2017

     Fractions, decimals, and percentages are used every day.  They are needed when figuring the total cost with sales tax being added or with a discount being taken off.  Everyone loves a good sale, and there are many people who take couponing to the extreme and end up paying little or nothing for their groceries.  Any time you use money you are using decimals.  Credit cards and loans have certain interest rates.  The stock market uses decimals, percentages, and fractions.  When you cook or do anything involving construction you measure using fractions and percentages.  Temperature and grades use decimals.  All sports involve statistics.  Statistics can be measure with fractions, percentages, and decimals as well.  If a basketball player shoots 5 free throws and makes 3, he made 3/5 of his shots, which is .6 or 60%.

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