## muscrat123 one year ago how do u find the percentage of a number?

1. jdoe0001

$$\large \bf {\color{brown}{ a}}\%\ of\ b \implies \cfrac{{\color{brown}{ a}}}{100}\cdot b\implies {\color{brown}{ a}}\div 100\cdot b$$

2. jdoe0001

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3. jdoe0001

can't be simpler than that pick whatever "a" you wish to find from a quantity "b"

4. triciaal

percent means per 100

5. jdoe0001

so... then you're set :)

6. muscrat123

@triciaal can u explain w/ an example?

7. LynFran

example what is 10 percent of 50|dw:1437357820901:dw|

8. muscrat123

im talking about more difficult #s like 7% of 59

9. muscrat123

would u just turn 10% into .10?

10. muscrat123

and then multiply the other #?

11. LynFran

well its the same set up|dw:1437357945599:dw|

12. LynFran

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