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Richard N. Aufmann + 3 others
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Section Mathematical Excursions (MindTap C...

4th Edition
Richard N. Aufmann + 3 others
ISBN: 9781305965584
Textbook Problem

A survey of 1236 adults nation wide asked, “What irks you most about the actions of other motorists” The response “tailgaters” was given by 293 people. What percent of those surveyed were most irked by tailgaters? Round to the nearest tenth of a percent. (Source: Reuters/Zog by)

To determine

To calculate: The Percent of those adults surveyed most irked by tailgaters, rounded to the nearest tenth of a percent (Source: Reuters/Zogby) when a survey asked 1236 adults nationwide, “What irks you most about the actions of other motorists?” The response “tailgaters” was given by 239 people.

Explanation

Given Information:

293 of the respondents surveyed were most irked by tailgaters from a total of 1236

Formula used:

Proportion used for percent:

percent 100 = amount base

Calculation:

Base is 1236 and amount is 293

The percent of those surveyed is,

percent 100 =

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