Finding PercentagesDate: 12/5/95 at 9:45:46 From: Anonymous Subject: How to find percents I want to know how to find percents of a number. We have not done this during class yet but I am going to take a test for entrance exams to other schools. I want to know before I do that. They always ask you about percents on the ERB's. An example is how to find 13 percent of 29. Date: 1/19/96 at 12:20:45 From: Doctor Ethan Subject: Re: How to find percents Hello, Great Question. The key to finding percents is to recognize that a percent is just a different way to write a decimal. So in your example, 13% of 29 is the same as asking for .13 times 29. It is as simple as that. so .13 times 29 is 3.77 so here is another example. 40% of 300 that is just. .4 times 300, which is 120. Good luck on your exams. -Doctor Ethan, The Math Forum |
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