Without a calculator match a pie slice to a calculation to an answer. The three letters will make a word. Arrange your six three letter words to make a sentence.

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O. 75% of 300O. 50% of 360E. 20% of 460
R. 5% of 660H. 10% of 860U. 25% of 280
Y. 33P. 70E. 86
T. 92Y. 225R. 180

The pie slices represent percentages. The matching percentages can be found in the calculations. The result of the calculations will match the given answers.

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