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</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="33%" valign="top" align="left"> <p>Method 4</p> <p><img alt="" id="_x0000_i1087" src="http://www.mathvillage.info/sites/default/files/Percents/percents_set1/per_files/image063.png" width="156" height="137" border="0"></p> <p>Put the information in a ratio table and manipulate it to find 60%.</p> </td> <td width="33%" valign="top" align="left"> <p>Method 5</p> <p><img alt="" id="_x0000_i1085" src="http://www.mathvillage.info/sites/default/files/Percents/percents_set1/per_files/image061.png" width="192" height="89" border="0"></p> <p>Use an equation to find the answer. The word "<em><strong>of</strong></em>" means "<em><strong>multiply</strong></em>".</p> </td> <td width="33%" valign="top" align="left"> <p>Method 6</p> <p><img alt="" id="_x0000_i1088" src="http://www.mathvillage.info/sites/default/files/Percents/percents_set1/per_files/image064.jpg" width="122" height="194" border="0"></p> <p>Use a ratio table to set up a proportion. Then cross-multiply.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Notice that all methods lead to the same answer: 24 students have green backpacks.</p> <p> </p> <hr> <table style="" width="527" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="10" border="1"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="55%" valign="top" align="left"> <p><em><img alt="" id="_x0000_i1089" src="http://www.mathvillage.info/sites/default/files/Percents/percents_set1/per_files/image065.png" width="94" height="90" border="0" align="right"></em><strong>Example 2</strong></p> <p><em>In a room of 300 people, 12% of them are left-handed. How many people is this?</em></p> </td> <td valign="top" align="left"> <p>The important thing to know about this problem is the 300 people represent the 100%. We are to find the number of people that 12% represents.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>There are many ways to solve this problem. Here are a few of the ways in no particular order. Make sure you understand at least a few of the methods.</p> <table style="" width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="10" border="1" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="33%" valign="top" align="left"> <p>Method 1</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.mathvillage.info/sites/default/files/Percents/percents_set1/per_files/Partex2a.png" width="150" height="199"></p> <p>Make a table and find that you can multiply the left column by 3 to get the right column.</p> </td> <td width="33%" valign="top" align="left"> <p>Method 2</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.mathvillage.info/sites/default/files/Percents/percents_set1/per_files/Partex2b.png" width="150" height="186"></p> <p>Make a table and manipulate the rows until you get 12% in the left column, resulting in 36 in the right column.</p> </td> <td width="33%" valign="top" align="left"> <p>Method 3</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://www.mathvillage.info/sites/default/files/Percents/percents_set1/per_files/Partex2c.png" width="150" height="183"></p> <p>Use an equation to find the part. The word "of" translates to "multiply".</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="33%" valign="top" align="left"> <p>Method 4</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://www.mathvillage.info/sites/default/files/Percents/percents_set1/per_files/Partex2d.png" width="150" height="182"></p> <p>Create a proportion using