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Both are simple division problems. 2505 / .5 = 5010 25.05 / 0.5 = 50.10 Since the original dividend "2505" is divided by 100 to give you "25.05" in the second problem, the original quotient will also be divided by 100 to give you 50.10 in the second problem.
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If you set up what you know as a ratio and compare it with what you want, you can determine your answer. You know that $15.37 is 106% of the cost, the original 100% + 6% for the tax. You are wanting to find out the amount for 100%. So, compare the two, and solve … Read more

Definition of Adage:


a traditional saying that is generally accepted as being true [Latin adagium]

  hc_dict()    Collins Essential English Dictionary 2nd Edition 2006 © HarperCollins Publishers 2004, 2006        Example of a sentence using adage:    When his toy plane crashed, he saw that the adage, what goes … Read more

It depends on the polygon. The definition of a polygon is the space enclosed by three or more line segments.

Types of polygons by number of sides:
3 - triangle
4 - quadrilateral
5 - pentagon
6 - hexagon
7 - heptagon
8 - octagon
9 - nonagon
10 - decagon

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To find a percent, you divide the number of a portion of something by the total number possible.

For example, if you had 5 questions correct out of 6, you would divide 5 by 6, (5 / 6) to get the percent correct. 5 / 6 = .83333333

Then, once you multiply by … Read more




1. First in importance


2. First in position or time, as in a series: he argued that the country was only in the primary stage of socialism


3. Fundamental or basic: the new policy will put the emphasis on primary health care rather than hospital care


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The connotation essentially relates to how anything may be associated with a word or phrase, for example, an implied value judgment or feelings. 
  • A stubborn person may be described as being either strong-willed or pig-headed. Although these have the same literal meaning (i.e. Stubborn), strong-willed connotes admiration for the level of someone's will, while … Read more
To get a percentage from a fraction, you just divide your numerator (top number) by the denominator (bottom number). Example: A student gets 25 out of 30 questions correct. You set that up as 25/30. You divide your number correct (25) by the number possible (30), and you get .833333, or 83 %. Hopefully, you … Read more