Video: Converting Two Percentages to Decimals and Adding Them to Solve a Real-Word Problem

Mason did 32% of the yard work while Benjamin did 14%. Which decimal represents the amount of work they completed together?

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Mason did 32 percent of the yard work while Benjamin did 14 percent. Which decimal represents the amount of work they completed together?

We’re told in the question that Mason did 32 percent of the work. Benjamin did 14 percent. To calculate the percentage they completed together, we need to add 32 percent and 14 percent. This is equal to 46 percent. Mason and Benjamin together completed 46 percent of the yard work.

We’re asked in this question to represent this percentage as a decimal. To convert from a percentage to a decimal, we divide by 100. 46 divided by 100 is 0.46. As 46 percent is the same as the decimal 0.46, then this represents the amount of work that Mason and Benjamin completed together.

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