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How to read: 20%/30% of adults go to the festivals? 20 percent breaks on 30 percent of adults go to the festivals?

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    Here, 'Twenty to thirty percent ...'. – Edwin Ashworth Jan 23 '18 at 19:40
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    I've never seen a slash used like that. "20%-30%" or "20-30%" is much preferable. – swbarnes2 Jan 23 '18 at 20:16
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    I'd say 20 or 30%. – KarlG Jan 23 '18 at 21:17
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    Pragmatically, maybe; but as a slash generally means "or", all it means is that it is entirely the wrong mark to use here. – Andrew Leach Jan 23 '18 at 21:58
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    @EdwinAshworth Pragmatically absolutely likely. Or in the sense of ‘to’ is perfectly common when used between two numbers. Writing it with a slash is unusual, but there’s nothing unusual about the sentence “twenty or thirty per cent of adults go to festivals” (even if it’s probably not true), any more than there is anything unusual about “she just arrived five or ten minutes ago”. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Feb 22 '18 at 23:53
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If the range is inclusive, meaning somewhere between 20% and 30%, it is usually stated, "20 to 30 percent of adults attend the festival." or "Adults attend the festival at a rate between 20 and 30 percent."

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