What is one thousandth of a half per cent?
General Buck Twigidson is preparing to make his annual budget presentation to the U.S. senate and is speculating about his chances of getting all or part of his requested budget approved. From his 20 years of experience in making these requests, he has deduced that his chances of getting between 50 and 74 per cent of his budget approved are twice as good as those of getting between 75 and 99 per cent approved, and…
First, some definitions . . . "Per" means 'for' or 'for every'. "Cent" comes from 'centum' which means one hundred. So . . . per cent means 'for every hundred'. 50 percent means 50 for every hundred, or 50/100. This can be simplified to 1/2 (or one-half) by dividing the numerator and the denominator by 50.
Christian. In 2001 (from census data: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/census2001/profiles/commentaries/ethnicity.asp#religion) There are 37.3 million people in England and Wales who state their religion as Christian. The percentage of Christians is similar between the two countries but the proportion of people who follow other religions is 6.0 per cent in England compared with 1.5 per cent in Wales. In England, 3.1 per cent of the population state their religion as Muslim (0.7 per cent in Wales), making this the…
There has been improvement in literacy levels: 12 per cent of adults were assessed to have Entry Level literacy or below, a decrease from 25 per cent in 2004. 29 per cent of adults were assessed at Level 1 (37 per cent in 2004) and 59 per cent at Level 2 or above (an increase from 38 per cent in 2004). There is little change in numeracy levels: 51 per cent of adults were assessed…
As of the 2008 season, there were 768 players that appeared in a game. 52.0 per cent of the NHL is Canadian born, followed by 19.9 per cent American, 6.9 per cent Czech, 5.9 per cent Swedish and 4.4 per cent Finnish. The NHL is down to only 3.5 per cent Russian-born players, a figure that doesn't include Ukranians, Latvians and Kazakhs.