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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I. 5% of 920I. 25% of 540L. 10% of 40
L. 75% of 60A. 20% of 140H. 50% of 660
Y. 45S. 46D. 4
T. 135D. 28E. 330

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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