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Welcome to MATH Magazine’s Numbers in the News! Each week we'll post a math question based on a current news story. Read and solve the question.

If you like, enter your answer in the Comments section. The first person to answer the question correctly has the honor of being our “Winner of the Week.” (We’ll reveal that person, and the correct answer, in that question’s Comments the following week.)

What are you waiting for? Start solving!

 
 

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Modern Winners!

On Sunday night, one of MATH Magazine's favorite shows, Modern Family, was the big winner at the Emmy Awards. (We'll take a look at an episode in "Critic's Corner" in our October 18 issue.) Modern Family won 4 of the 26 awards presented during Sunday's broadcast. What percent of the total awards did the show win, rounded to the nearest tenth?