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### Finding 465 Percent

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Date: 9/14/96 at 14:36:16
From: Anonymous
Subject: Percent of a Number

What is 465 percent of 12? I have no idea where to start...
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Date: 9/14/96 at 21:1:23
From: Doctor Robert
Subject: Re: Percent of a Number

Let me suggest this brief "dictionary" to translate the English into
math

What...... x
is........ =
of ....... multiplied by
%  ....... divided by 100

So, your problem "What is 465 percent of 12 becomes

x = (465/100)(12)

which gives x = 55

-Doctor Robert,  The Math Forum
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