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LorrieL, Champion

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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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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.*

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Right now, I'd be ecstatic with a .7% interest rate on my money market account...

LorrieL, Champion

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So was I not correct in my calculation that if she had used 0.7% of her 10 gb that she would still have 9.3gb left? I am pretty sure that math is correct.

LorrieL, Champion

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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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wm4bama, Champion

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LorrieL, Champion

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but I don't agree old labs in this particular case for reasons I just commented on.

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LorrieL, Champion

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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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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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