WHAT DOES THIS MEAN??

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IF I HAVE USED 0.7% OF MY 10GB--DOES THIS MEAN THAT--I ONLY HAVE 0.3% LEFT TO USE?? IS THIS FIGURED THIS WAY 10-7=3 LEFT?? PLEASE EXPLAIN THIS TO ME? THANK YOU
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LorrieL, Champion

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You have 2 different categories of numbers here so you can't subtract them they way you are thinking. 
10 gb is in gigabytes so you can't do  a subtraction using PERCENTAGE.

but you can do this--   10gb = 100 percent of your usage allowance

if you have used 0.7 %, then it goes like this:

100% minus 0.7% = 99.3% of your usage still left

have to keep very aware of those decimal points...0.7% is only 7 TENTHS of one per cent , a very small number.

Hope this helps.
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And another way to look at this for the 10GB plan is that .7% is .7GB's, or about 700MB's and you have 9.3GB's remaining...

Multiply your %usage by the total amount of usage allowed by your plan, and do the same for remaining %amount to see what you have left....
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Hi Shirley, You received 2 great answers from our champions. They are both correct and I thank them very much for their answers. If you  need any additional information, go to www.myexede.com. You can view your usage meter and much more. You can also send an email to exedelistens@viasat.com with your account information.  I am here to assist you. Have a great day! Exede Diana
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Percentage is a ratio expressed as a fraction of 100, therefore .7% = .007 and no, I'm not the math police - just clarifying. Fortunately, we're not dealing with mills ;)

Right now, I'd be ecstatic with a .7% interest rate on my money market account...    
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Yes, you were correct in your original reply 99.3% remaining  - converting to actual GB remaining  - ..993 * 10GB.

But as bama has noted the meter doesn't utilize fractional percentages (doesn't even do that for NRTC users although GBs used are reported to two decimal places i.e. 10 MB chunks) - so not sure where the decimal points are coming from in the original poster's question as posted.

I'm guessing Common Core might yield a different answer... 
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Even with my balance it's only the difference in being able to super size the #1 combo once a month.  
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I have no idea what this sentence means....not to sound too dumb, but I just have no clue how this relates to the question Shirley asked.
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What is the Common Core?
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common core is a school thing. they are making all the teachers teach from the same teaching book, and they dont like it. some say the standard of education is low, some say its too hard, some say its too weird. ive been out of school for like 10 years, so all i know is from hearing people around here complain about it. 
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Old Labs is correct, but the usage meter is only reported for every 100MB's used, or 1%...it does not report tenths of a percent, so I assume .7% is really 7%...If Shirley is contracted through Dish, a co-op or other 3rd party contract then I can't validate how they report usage, but WB/Exede only reports usage in 100MB chunks, or 1% chunks....it's been this way for all the years I've been with WB and Exede.
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good point about the usage meter not reporting  usage in tenths of one percent.
but I don't agree old labs in this particular case for reasons I just commented on.
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Sure you do and my slide rule proves it!
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I think I must have no clue as to what you were actually talking about then...
when you said, "Percentage is a ratio expressed as a fraction of 100, therefore .7% = .007 and no, I'm not the math police - just clarifying. Fortunately, we're not dealing with mills ;)"
I haven't had a slide rule since h.s., don't remember how to use one, and not really interested right now--I don't need one to calculate the things that matter in my life.
I thought you were "policing" my numbers, which is why I responded.... 
I agree in wondering where the idea of 0.7 % came from in the first place.
Maybe Shirley will come back and tell us.
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1% =  1/100 = .01 therefore .7% = .7/100 = .007.

Specifically percentage means per 100 units.

Your original answer was correct as the question was posed and she has used 70 MB.

Bama's answer is correct using his assumption what she really meant 7% and she has used 700MB.

From what I know of it, Commom Core standards focus not so much on the answer as how the answer is achieved.  
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Old Labs, I do know all that, but not what you were "policing".  but ,that is ok!  I don't need to know and promise I will drop it now!  thanks for explaining.
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i dont want to be the math police, but arent there 1024 mb in a gb? so 7% is 716.8mb. yes, i know, its more complicated than just that, but i guess i wanted to raise the issue. do we know if exede counts in powers of 10? (1000megabytes=1 gigabytes) or powers of 2? (1024 mibi bytes= 1 gibibyte). statistics are usually gathered on a base 2 system, but then reported to humans with powers of 10, sometimes with very heavy roundings.
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Exede uses gigabytes (powers of 10), and I wasn't policing just pointing out two different answers one of which may be correct and bama's was a reasonable assumption ;) 
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