That's .004 percent. .4 would equal 2400 baptisms. The decimal is rather important.

The global net increase in population (births-deaths) is 1.06%

To keep up with the worlds population .106 x 6000 they would have to have baptized 636 individuals.

Not likely to happen. Cheers!

OK Class, let's review. I've seen this mistake posted several other times.

(BTW -- this does not have to do with being denied "higher" edukayshun.)

If 6,000 are in attendance --

10% is 600

1% is 60

1/2% (.50 = 1/2), thus .5% is 30

Thus .4% = 24

To compute (multiply) a percentage you do move the decimal point 2 positions to the left, thus to compute 10% of a number (ie, 6,000) you multiply by "0.10" (notice the decimal point) vs. 10 (where the decimal point is understood to be AFTER the zero. Thus 10% of 6,000 is 600. (Or, 6,000 x .10 = 600). But you do NOT move the decimal AND use the "%" sign.