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Exam CBEST Section 1 Math topic 1 question 21 discussion

Actual exam question from Test Prep's CBEST Section 1 Math
Question #: 21
Topic #: 1
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Nationwide, in one year there were about 21,500 residential fires associated with furniture. Of these, 11,350 were caused by smoking materials. About what percent of the residential fires were smoking related?

  • A. 47%
  • B. 49%
  • C. 50%
  • D. 51%
  • E. 53%
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Suggested Answer: E 🗳️
Division is used to arrive at a decimal, which can then be rounded to the nearest hundredth and converted to a percentage: 11,350 divided by 21,500 = 0.5279.
0.5279 rounded to the nearest hundredth is 0.53, or 53%.


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3 months ago
The word "about" is misleading here
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