The Keyword Of In Math

in STEMGeeks11 months ago

Hello there. In this education & mathematics post, I would like to cover the keyword of. There are actually quite a few cases where the keyword of is used in the math setting. For the most part the keyword of means to take a portion of something. This post covers the different cases with this keyword.

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  • Taking A Part/Fraction Of A Whole
  • Multiplying Fractions Case
  • Percentages
  • Sample Of A Whole


Taking A Part/Fraction Of A Whole

The keyword of means to take a part or fraction of a whole. As one example one half of 50 is 25. The number fifty is the whole, the number 25 is the part of a whole. The half represents the fraction of the whole.

Example One

Another example would be one quarter of 1000. Taking one quarter of 1000 means to divide 1000 by 4 to obtain 250. One thousand is the whole and the number 250 is the part of the whole.


Example Two

One half of what number is 250?

Let x be the unknown number. Set up the equation as follows and then solve for x.


What number divided by 2 gives 250. It is 500. Half of 500 gives 250.


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Multiplying Fractions Case

When it comes fractions and multiplying fractions in particular the keyword of means multiply. Here are a few examples.

Example One

What is one half of 200?


Example Two

What is four sevenths of 2100?


Example Three

You can take a fraction of a fraction. What is one third of seven tenths?


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Percentages deal with parts of a whole. One percent is one of each 100 or 1/100 as a fraction. In the following examples the percentages are converted into fractions before multiplying fractions.

Example One

What is 10% of 300?

Ten percent is 10 out of 100 which can be reduced to 1 out of 10. This one tenth is multiplied with 300 to obtain 30.


Example Two

A country's tax rate on purchases is 8%. If Maria's purchases before tax comes to $230, how much tax does Maria pay?


Maria would pay $18.40 in taxes on top of the $230 purchase.


Example Three

Percentages can be above 100% sometimes. What is 550% of 20?


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Sample Of A Whole

The keyword of can be applied to introductory data management and introductory statistics.

A population is a group you want to get information from. It is often not practical to obtain information from every member from a population. It takes time and can cost a lot of money to do so. Taking a sample of the population involves taking a portion of the population to collect data with less time and less cost. A sample's size is less than the population.

When a sample is taken, the sample is part of the greater population. Information can be gathered from the sample to estimate characteristics or properties from the larger population.


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Thank you for reading.

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