 Finding a Percentage,
a selection of answers from the Dr. Math archives.
 Fractions, Decimals, Percentages  Dr. Math FAQ
 How do you convert decimals and percentages to fractions and back?
 Finding a Percentage
 How do you arrive at a percentage that a number is of a number?
Example: what percent of 32000 is 2000?
 What Percent is 0.7?
 Is it 70 percent?
 Percent Problem
 What percentage of 76 is 27?
 Percentage Problems
 What number is 25 percent of 24? 24 is what percentage of 25?
24 is 25 percent of what number?
 Percentages in Algebra
 What number increased by 30% = 260?
 Percentages as Comparisons
 If A is a certain percentage of B, how do A and B relate to each other?
 34 is 51 Percent of J
 About problems that use the word "of."
 Price before Discount
 A calculator is discounted 20 percent. After adding 7 percent tax,
the total cost is $20.07. What was the list price of the calculator,
without tax, before discount?
 Sales and Taxes
 I bought $27.97 worth of food. The food tax is 5.5%. I'm trying to find
the tax I have to pay, and the total amount that I pay.
 When Percentage Calculations are
Inappropriate
 How do I best calculate the percentage of goal when at least one of
the numbers is a negative number?
 More than 100%?
 More Than 100 Percent
 Is there anything larger than 100 percent, like 200 percent or
300 percent?
 Percentage as Standard for Comparison
 How can you have more than 100% of something?
