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    80% was within the locality:

    Before solutions could be proposed, the problems had to be understood. Little was known about the transport demands of the rural households, so Phase I. between December 1985 and December 1987, focused on research. The socio-economic survey of more then 400 households in the district indicated that a household in Makete spent, on average, seven hours a day on transporting themselves and their goods, a figure which seemed extreme but which has also been obtained in surveys in other rural areas in Africa. Interesting facts regarding transport were found; 95% was on foot; 80% was within the locality: and 70% was related to the collection of water and firewood and travelling to grinding mills.

    What do "80%" and "70%" each mean?


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    Re: 80% was within the locality:

    It's a percentage of the number of "transport events" that happened. If they transported things 10 times in a day, 7 of those trips were gathering water. 8 of the trips were local.

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    Re: 80% was within the locality:

    Yes.

    The symbol "%" stands for "percent," which is short for the Latin phrase "per centum," which means "for every hundred."

    80% = 80/100 = 0.8 = eight tenths
    70% = 70/100 = 0.7 = seven tenths
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