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

1. anonymous

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

2. anonymous

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3. anonymous

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

4. triciaal

percent means per 100

5. anonymous

so... then you're set :)

6. anonymous

@triciaal can u explain w/ an example?

7. LynFran

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

8. anonymous

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

9. anonymous

would u just turn 10% into .10?

10. anonymous

and then multiply the other #?

11. LynFran

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

12. LynFran

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