# 5.9: Use the Percent Equation to Find the Base, b

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Decimal

In common use, a decimal refers to part of a whole number. The numbers to the left of a decimal point represent whole numbers, and each number to the right of a decimal point represents a fractional part of a power of one-tenth. For instance: The decimal value 1.24 indicates 1 whole unit, 2 tenths, and 4 hundredths (commonly described as 24 hundredths).Equation

Equation

An equation is a mathematical sentence that describes two equal quantities. Equations contain equals signs.### Image Attributions

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Use the percent equation to find the base, b in a proportion

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