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percent sign

In certain programming languages, the percent sign (%) is used to indicate a type of variable. For example, in the following C statement, the %d indicates an integer variable.

printf ("The result is %d\n", amount);
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When a percent is changed to a decimal fraction, the percent sign is removed and the decimal point is moved two places to the left.
With every wait time that is shortened, with every patient who is properly instructed and prepared for his procedure and with every "thank you" we receive, we know we achieved our objectives--especially the ones we can't measure with percent signs.
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