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is short for "per centum", which is Latin for "per hundred".
So "15 percent" (written 15%) simply means "fifteen out of a hundred."
Things don't usually come in groups of exactly 100. So, we use percents to indicate
. When we say "82% of North Americans drink orange juice", we mean that in a group of
Consider the statement "
If any two of the variables are given, you can use algebra to find out the missing one. This results in three different kinds of problems. In each one, the unknown is in a different position.
What percent of 44 is 11?
Write a proportion.
58 is 25% of what number?
What is 88% of 5000?
To convert a percent to a decimal, just remove the % sign, and move the decimal point two places to the left.
Express 2.5% as a decimal.
Move the decimal point two places to the left.
2.5% = 0.025
129% of 840 is what number?
What percent of 2.1 is 0.84?
The total cost of an item including an 8.9% sales tax is $65. Find the tax paid for this purchase.
Use an equation to answer.
What percent of 125 is 5?
Thirteen is 17.8% of what number?
19.12 is 3.5% of what number?
$ 76.53 is what percent of $ 244.50?
Find 91% of 38.
Convert to a simple fraction.
46% of 200 is what number?
2% of 1200 is what number?
of 16 is what number?
7.3% of 320 is what number?
9 is 50 % of what number?
3.6 is 50% of what number?
What percent of 24 is 3.6?
What percent of 150 is 60?
The original price of an item is $40.00. After a markup, the new price is $48.00. What is the percent price increase?
The original price of an item is $40.00. After a markup, the new price is $44.60. What is the percent price increase?
The original price of an item is $50.00. What is the new price after an 8% markup?
After a 20% price increase, the new price of an item is $9.00. What was the original price?
After a 10% price increase, the new price of an item is $84.70. What was the original price?
The original price of an item is $30.00. After a discount, the new price is $21.00. Find the price decrease as a percent.