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5 Ways How You Can Work Out Percentages

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.

4. Online

A) VISIT: http://www.percentagecalculator.net/

B) ENTER NUMBERS IN THE APPROPRIATE BOXES

5. Youtube

Watch this video.

https://youtu.be/r-o_JRp4uLU
If your still struggling simply ask someone. Sometimes, its just easier to get taught.

 

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