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4-132.

The yearbook staff at Jefferson Middle School has been busy taking pictures. Of the 574 pictures the staff members have taken, only 246 of the pictures will make it into the yearbook. Approximately what portion of the pictures that were taken will make it into the yearbook? Write this portion as a decimal and as a percent. Show your work.

$\text{If only 246 of the 574 pictures will be used, that is a fraction of }\frac{246}{574}.$

246 is a little less than half of 574. Can you write a fraction over 100 which is equal to a little less than half?

$\frac{246}{574}\;=\;\frac{?}{100}$

Now that you have a fraction to work with, can you change it to a decimal and percent? Remember to show your work!

The decimal of this portion is about 0.43. Can you find the percent?