# I organized an ocean cleanup and we collected a total of 25 pounds of garbage.16 pounds of garbage consisted of plastic.What percent of the garbage was plastic?

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In order to find out the percentage from a situation, we must set up two ratios.

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64%

Percentage can be written in two ways. Although they look different they both mean the same thing.

All the plastic collected weighed 25 pounds Of this there was 16 pound of plastic

We need to change this to percentage so the bottom number (denominator) has to end up as being 100.

Multiply by 1 and you do not change the value. However, 1 comes in many forms.

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To find the percentage of the garbage that was plastic, divide the weight of the plastic garbage (16 pounds) by the total weight of the garbage collected (25 pounds), then multiply by 100.

(16 / 25) * 100 = 64%

So, 64% of the garbage collected was plastic.

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When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

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