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I need to compare two system and explain that one is faster than the other specifying the percentage, so is the following correct?

in fact new system computes the whole dataset the 10% percent faster than the old one

Thanks for your advice. Dom

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    Sounds pretty good the way that you've stated it, other than you should take out the "the" ahead of "10%" and move it ahead of "new", and put a comma after "fact".
    – Hot Licks
    Nov 8, 2015 at 16:00
  • Oops!! Yeah, I missed that you'd doubled down on "percent".
    – Hot Licks
    Nov 8, 2015 at 19:42
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    In fact, the new system computes the whole dataset ten percent faster than the old one.
    – Jim
    Nov 8, 2015 at 19:50

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I don't think the sentence is correct. If 10 percent is the quantity at hand, I'd write "10 percent" and not "10 % percent".

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  • Yes, 10% percent is the same as 0.1% or one-tenth of one percent, which is measurable but not earth-shaking.
    – Hugh
    Nov 8, 2015 at 16:54

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