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A corporation that had $115.19 billion in profits for the year paid out $230.10 million in employee benefits. Approximately what percent of the profits were the employee benefits? (Note: 1 billion = 10^9)

(A) 50%
(B) 20%
(C) 5%
(D) 2%
(E) 0.2%

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Re: A corporation that had $115.19 billion in profits for the ye [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2014, 00:15
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A corporation that had $115.19 billion in profits for the year paid out $230.10 million in employee benefits. Approximately what percent of the profits were the employee benefits? (Note: 1 billion = 10^9)

(A) 50%
(B) 20%
(C) 5%
(D) 2%
(E) 0.2%

We should find the value of \(\frac{230.10*10^6}{115.19*10^9}\approx{\frac{230*10^6}{115*10^9}}=2*10^{-3}=0.002=0.2%\).

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Re: A corporation that had $115.19 billion in profits for the ye [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2014, 02:05
Option E.
1 billion=1000 million
=>we've to calculate,(230/115000)*100
Approx=0.2%
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Re: A corporation that had $115.19 billion in profits for the ye [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2014, 20:25
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required answer = [employee benefit/profit] *100
=[(230.10 million)/(115.19 billion)]*100
=[(230.10*10^6)/(115.19*10^9)]*100
=(2/1000)*100
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Re: A corporation that had $115.19 billion in profits for the ye [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2014, 04:57
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A corporation that had $115.19 billion in profits for the year paid out $230.10 million in employee benefits. Approximately what percent of the profits were the employee benefits? (Note: 1 billion = 10^9)

(A) 50%
(B) 20%
(C) 5%
(D) 2%
(E) 0.2%

We should find the value of \(\frac{230.10*10^6}{115.19*10^9}\approx{\frac{230*10^6}{115*10^9}}=2*10^{-3}=0.002=0.2%\).

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Re: A corporation that had $115.19 billion in profits for the ye [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2014, 02:29
((23.010x10^7)/(115,19*10^9))x10^2 = you can cancel out all powers of 10 --> 23/115 = 1/5 = 0,2 %

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Re: A corporation that had $115.19 billion in profits for the ye [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2014, 01:42
\(\frac{230.10 * 10^6}{115.19 * 10^9} * 100\)

\(= \frac{2}{10} = 0.2%\)

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