How To Find The Percentage Of A Number 5 Easy Examples

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How To Find The Percentage Of A Number: Mehn!! This particular problem can happen to literally anybody mehn! You could come in contact with an issue and a good percentage solving could save you,

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It may come in form of a work wage, monthly savings, tithe to your religion,or an obligation. Don’t shiver. we’ve got you covered on this issue. Well I’ll be showing you two ways to calculate percentage, the easy way and the more easy way.

An Introduction To Percentage

Percent simply means “for every 100” or “out of 100” what is? Percentages can be represented as decimals by simply moving the decimal point two places to the left of the number i.e The decimal of 2% is 0.02 solved by 2 ÷100

and Decimals can be represented as percentages by moving the decimal point two places to the right of the number. i.e 0.2 decimal represented in percentage is 20 solved by 0.2 × 100.

How To Find The Percentage Of A Number

Calculating For Percentage EASY method

Get your calculator or your pen and paper lets solve some math *winks

Lets say the number whose percentage you want to calculate is A

Then the percentage you are calculating is C%

When you say percentage the number 100 is the main thing, i.e you can’t calculate percentage without involving 100 in it(correct me below if I am wrong)

Since we have established the fact that 100 is a part of percentage I will not be giving 100 any alphabet.

Now this is the formula for calculating percentage => C%×A/100 i.e C% multiplied by A then divided by 100.

Question: What is 15% of 30,000 => 15 × 30000 ÷ 100 = 4500

Question: What is 10% of 1000 => 10 × 1000 ÷ 100 = 100

The more easy part is visit this site.

Now, below are some questions on PERCENTAGE and how to solve them

How To Find The Percentage Of A Number By Working Backwards

Step 1: Recognize the figures you will be working with. Assuming you picked a loan from a bank that will charge you a monthly interest, you borrowed N400,00 and the interest rate will be 5% every month. Forget every other gibberish here, you will be working with just two numbers.

Step 2: What we’ll do here is to convert the percentage rate into a decimal what you’ll do here is either you multiply the 5% by 0.01 or you divide 5% by 100 in both cases your answer will be equal to 0.05

Step 3: At this point, you are almost done. Now we use the 0.05 to do everything, all we’ll do now is to multiply 0.05 by the amount initially borrowed which is 0.05 × 400,000 = 20,000

What this means is, every month, you are to pay an interest of N20,000. You get?

How To Find The Percentage Using The 1 Method

Let me show you another very cool trick when it comes to finding percentage, I’ll call this the 1 method, its a tip that could save you a whole lot off  stress.

All we’ll do here is to find the 1% of the number given e.g What is 20% of 50. 

Step 1: Divide the number by 100 that is 50 ÷ 100 = 0.5

Step 2: We’ve found out what 1% of 50 is, now me multiply that 1% by 20 that is 0.5 × 20 = 10

Answer: 10 is 20%  of 50, punch your calculator and point out if I am wrong? *winks

Examples Of Percentage Calculations And How To Solve Them

Below are common percentage problems you might come in contact with and how to solve them.

How To Calculate Percentage For Decimals

Question: Calculate 8% in 350.45

Answer: 8 × 350.45 ÷ 100 = 28.036

Calculating For Totals when given just percentage and percentage amount

Question: Assuming 350 is 15.3% of a number, what is the number?

Answer: First divide the percentage by 100 i.e 15.3 ÷ 100 = 0.153 then divide the percentage amount by the result i.e 350 ÷ 0.153 = 2287.6 ∴ 2287.6 is the total.

Proof: 15.3 × 2287.6 ÷ 100 = 350

Calculating for the percentage of a number from another(bigger) number 

Question: Calculate for the percentage of 350 in 400

Answer: 350 ÷ 400 × 100 = 87.5

Find The Percentage For Increase Between Two Numbers

Question: How much percentage has been added between 1000 and 1350

Answer: First subtract the lower one from the higher one i.e 1350 – 1000 = 350, next divide the answer with the lower initial number i.e 350 ÷ 1350 = 0.259, then multiply the answer by 100 i.e 0.259 × 100 = 25.9

Calculating….. I don’t know how to put this question, but this is an example.

Question: 30% of what is 60?

Answer: Divide the percentage by 100 i.e 30 ÷ 100 = 0.3, then use the other number given in the question to divide the answer(new percentage) i.e 60 ÷ 0.3 = 200 ∴ 200 is the number.


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