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# If something is 0.3 percent of the population, how does this work? Because zero has no value. Can someone explain?

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- TomVLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
0.3% = 0.3/100 = 0.003

Multiply the population by 0.003 to get the number of the "something". If the population is 5000, then 0.3% is 5000*0.003 = 15

You comment "Because zero has no value" is confusing and suggests some misunderstanding somewhere. How does zero enter into the problem/question? If the population is zero, then it follows that 0.3% of zero is also zero.

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- KrishnamurthyLv 76 months ago
If something is 0.3 percent of the population,

how does this work?

Because zero has no value.

Can someone explain?

One-tenth of 3 percent is 0.3 percent.

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- SkyLv 76 months ago
If you're talking about the leading zero before the decimal point, that is only commonly put there to indicate there is no other value before the decimal. 0.3 and .3 are exactly the same value.

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- VamanLv 76 months ago
If there is a decimal sign then 0 has a significance. ie. 1 in 100 is written as 0.01.

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- Anonymous6 months ago
0.3 is still larger than 0 so it has a value, ie 3/10 ths of one percent.

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- billrussell42Lv 76 months ago
0.3% is 3 parts out of 1000.

3% is 3 parts out of 100

0.03% is 3 parts out of 10000

what does zero have to do with this?

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- llafferLv 76 months ago
1% is 1/100, so 0.3% is 0.3/100. Multiply both halves by 10 to get 3/1000 (or 3 occurrences out of 1000, as mentioned).

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- Anonymous6 months ago
That's like 3 out of 1000.

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