Often when people are asked to work a percentage of something, they kind of get a little confused. Here is five simple and easy way to work out percentages. Per Cent is a French phrase meaning out of 100.
1. On Your iPhone Calculator:
For example you want to work out the 18% of 500, you do the following:
A) TYPE 500
B) TYPE X
C) TYPE 18
D) TYPE %
You should get 90.
2. In Your Head
For example you want to work out 30% of 1200, you do the following:
A) WORK OUT 10%, meaning you lose the last digit and it becomes 120
B) TIMES THE ANSWER BY 3, because its 30% we want and we already have 10% (10×3=30).
C) You should get 360. You can check using the first method.
3. On Calculators
For example you want to work out 44% of 850, you do the following:
A) TYPE 44
B) TYPE X
C) TYPE 850
D) TYPE /, or any other divide button.
E) TYPE 100
You should get 374.
A) VISIT: http://www.percentagecalculator.net/
B) ENTER NUMBERS IN THE APPROPRIATE BOXES
Watch this video.
If your still struggling simply ask someone. Sometimes, its just easier to get taught.