how to calculate percentage

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Gurmeet Kaur asked 17-Mar-2019 in Math by Gurmeet Kaur

 how to calculate percentage

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Nargish Rajpoot answered 17-Apr-2019 by Nargish Rajpoot

Remember: How to convert a percentage to a decimal

Remove the percentage sign and divide by 100
15.6% = 15.6/100 = 0.156

Remember: How to convert a decimal to a percentage
Multiply by 100 and add a percentage sign
0.876 = 0.876 * 100 = 87.6%
Y of what is P percent?
Written as an equation: Y / X = P%
The 'what' is X that we want to solve for
Multiply both sides by X to get X out of the denominator
(Y / X) * X = P% * X becomes Y = P% * X
Divide both sides by P% so that X is on one side of the equation
Y ÷ P% = (P% * X) ÷ P% becomes Y ÷ P% = X
Solution: Solve for X using the percentage formula
X = Y ÷ P%
 
Example: 4 of what is 12%?
Written using the formula: X = 4 ÷ 12%
Solve for X: X = Y ÷ P%
Convert the percent to a decimal
12% ÷ 100 = 0.12
X = 4 ÷ 0.12
X = 33.3333
4 of 33.3333 is 12%
What of X is P percent?
Written as an equation: Y / X = P%
The 'what' is Y that we want to solve for
Multiply both sides by X to get Y on one side of the equation
(Y ÷ X) * X = P% * X becomes Y = P% * X
Solution: Solve for Y using the percentage formula
Y = P% * X

Example: What of 25 is 11%?
Written using the formula: Y = 11% * 25
Convert the percent to a decimal
11% ÷ 100 = 0.11
Y = 0.11 * 25
Y = 2.75
So 2.75 of 25 is 11%

Y of X is what percent?
Written as an equation: Y / X = P%
The 'what' is P% that we want to solve for
Solution: Solve for P% using the percentage formula
P% = Y / X


Example: 9 of 13 is what percent?
Written using the formula: P% = Y / X
9 ÷ 13 = P%
9 ÷ 13 = 0.6923
Convert decimal to percent by multiplying by 100
0.6923 * 100 = 69.23%
9 ÷ 13 = 69.23%
So 9 of 13 is 69.23%
What is P percent of X?
Written as an equation: Y = P% * X
The 'what' is Y that we want to solve for
Remember to first convert percentage to decimal, dividing by 100
Solution: Solve for Y using the percentage formula
Y = P% * X

Example: What is 10% of 25?
Written using the percentage formula: Y = 10% * 25
First convert percentage to a decimal 10/100 = 0.1
Y = 0.1 * 25 = 2.5
So 10% of 25 is 2.5



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