A percentage can be solved by multiplying a given quantity by a percent. It should be noted, however, that the percent should first be divided by the numeral 100 before doing the multiplication.
Continue ReadingA common situation wherein knowing how to get percentages is helpful is when out shopping during a sale. For example, a sweater is originally $150 but has a 20% discount. To obtain the percentage, or the amount saved, the percent value is first divided by 100, making it 20/100, or 0.2. The answer is then multiplied by the original price: 0.2 X $150, giving an answer of $30 saved. This means the sweater is now only $120.
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