
At Gem High School, 7 out of every 9 students
voted for Mr. Diamondstone as the best teacher in the school.


Of 9 students surveyed, we wanted to know how many liked Mr. Diamondstone. On average, we could say that 7 liked him, and would vote for Mr. D.  
However, if we were talking baseball, and Junior got 7 hits out of 9 at bats, we would use the decimal .778 to represent his average.  
If we were in school and J.J. got 7 questions correct out of 9, we would use the percent 77.8 to represent his grade. 

writer:Kevin Gallagher 
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