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In the following statement, express the first number as a percentage of the second number. The full-time year-round median salary for U.S. men in 2015 was $\$ 50,383$, and the full-time year-round median salary for U.S. women in $2015$ was $\$ 39,621$.

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VerifiedIn this problem, we will convert the fraction with the first number as the numerator and second number as denominator to a percentage. We first divide, use calculator if needed, then multiply it to 100%. That is,

$\begin{aligned} \frac{\$50,383}{\$39,621}&=1.271623634\\ &=1.271623634\times100\%\\ &=127.1623634\% \end{aligned}$

Hence, the full-time year-round median salary for US men in 2015 is 127.16% of the full-time year-round median salary for US women in 2015.

We will compare the full-time, year-round median salary in $2015$ of men and women in the US. Divide men's median salary by the women's median salary.

$\frac{50,383}{39,621} = 1.271623634$

Now, we will multiply the result by $100$.

$\begin{aligned} \left( 1.271623634 \right) \cdot \left( 100 \right) &= 127.1623634 \\ & \approx 127 \end{aligned}$

Therefore, men's median salary is $127\%$ of women's median salary.

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