Theconversation. During the past two decades, the US casino industry has expanded dramatically.

According to the American Gaming Association, there are now nearly 1,000 commercial and tribal casinos in the country. Plans to expand casino gaming are typically controversial. Massachusetts presents one of the most interesting cases, with voters currently contemplating a measure to reverse casino legalization this coming Tuesday November 4. The cost benefit analysis Each time casino legalization or expansion is considered, similar issues come up. Opponents argue that the social costs, such as crime, industry “cannibalization,” and problem gambling, outweigh the potential benefits. When it comes to the economic benefits of casinos, there have been several studies on economic growth, employment, and wages. Controlling for a variety of factors, the results showed that counties with casinos have higher employment (by around 8%) than those without; wages were slightly higher in casino counties.

Tax benefits. How to read and write whole numbers. Powers of 10. Example 1.

Read this number: Answer. Starting from the left, 256, read each three-digit group. Then say the name of the class. Say: "256 Quadrillion, 312 Trillion, 785 Billion, 649 Million, 408 Thousand, 163. " Do not say the class name "Ones. " Example 2. Answer. Read the number: "8 million, 792 thousand, 456. " Example 3. Answer. When a class is absent, we do not say its name; we do not say, "Seven billion, no million, ...

" Also, every class has three digits and so we must distinguish the following: As for "and," in speech it is common to say "Six hundred and nine," but in writing we should reserve "and" for the decimal point, as we will see in the next Lesson. Example 4. Four hundred eight million, twenty-nine thousand, three hundred fifty-six. Answer. Example 5. A complete course in arithmetic. An ordinal number answers the question Which one?

We will now see that the ordinal numbers express division into equal parts. An ordinal number names which part -- the third part, the fourth, the fifth, and so on. Division into equal parts If we divide 15, for example, into three equal parts -- into three 5's -- then we say that 5 is the third part of 15. We say that because 15 is the third multiple of 5: 5, 10, 15. If we divide a quantity into four equal parts, then we call each part a fourth; if into five equal parts, a fifth; if into one hundred equal parts, a hundredth; but if into two equal parts, we say half. And so with the exception of half, an ordinal number indicates into how many parts a quantity has been divided. Learning Fractions, Decimals, and Percents. Decimals, Fractions and Percentages. Decimals, Fractions and Percentages are just different ways of showing the same value: Here, have a play with it yourself: Example Values Here is a table of commonly used values shown in Percent, Decimal and Fraction form: Conversions From Percent to Decimal To convert from percent to decimal: divide by 100, and remove the "%" sign.

The easiest way to divide by 100 is to move the decimal point 2 places to the left: From Decimal to Percent To convert from decimal to percent: multiply by 100, and add a "%" sign. The easiest way to multiply by 100 is to move the decimal point 2 places to the right: From Fraction to Decimal. Match Fractions and Percentages. Decention - Fractions, Decimals, Percents.

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