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Mathematics > Standard Multiple Choice

In a certain lawn-mower factory, percent of all mowers produced are defective. On the average, there will be defective mowers out of how many produced?

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Recall that percent means out of every , or out of every . The question asks for an equivalent ratio: out of how many. The ratio out of can be reduced (by dividing both members by ) to out of .

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