Finding Percents

Jan’s and Martin’s Ideas

Work Time

Jan's and Martin's Ideas

  • Jan said that the same percent can represent different quantities. Is she correct? Explain.
  • Martin said that a single quantity can be represented by different percents. Is he correct? Explain.

Ask yourself:

  • When considering Jan’s statement, think about 50% of two different “wholes."
  • When considering Martin’s statement, think about this situation: you have $100 and your friend has $20, and each of you contributes $10 to your school library fundraiser.