How Do I Find A Percentage Of A Number?

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Suhail Ajmal Profile
Suhail Ajmal answered
It is very easy. Just multiply 400 with 26 and divide it by 100. You will get the percentage of 26. In this question the answer is 104.
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Anonymous answered
26 divided by 400, and then multiply answer by 100
karin bernal Profile
karin bernal answered
You multiply 400 x .26 = 104 so 26% of 400 is $104.

(to get a general idea of the answer, you can figure out, in your head, what 50% is ($200) and half of that, 25% is $100)
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I don't know ok ???? And btw Amberk86 if you do 26x400 it equals to 10400 and that is different then 104 .
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The answer from zuhail is correct.
Instead of trying to remember the steps, and get them wrong, try to understand the reasoning.
Cent means 100, as in century (100 years), or 100 cents equal 1 dollar.
Per means for each. Therefore, Per cent (%) means for each 100.
So, 26% means there are 26 for each 100. That's all.

All you have to do is to find out how many 100's you have. In this case (400/100 = 4).
Then the final answer is 26 x 4 = 104.

Most people will take a shortcut, and just mutiply 400 by 0.26 because 26% means 26 per 100, (26 divided by 100 = 0.26)
Try doing a few more so that it becomes natural to you. Knowing how to do percentage is very useful, especially if you have to deal with money, work or get a mortgage.

It is also good to remember some simple % numbers to use as a quick check: 100% means One (100 divided by 100),
50% means Half (50 divided by 100 = 1/2),
75% means three-quarters (75 divided by 100 = 3/4), and
25% means one-quarter (25 divided by 100 = 1/4).

In your case, 26% is slightly more than 1/4, and 1/4 of 400 is 100, so the answer should be a little more than 100. And that will be your quick check. So if you get an answer that is way off, you'll know that it is not correct.
Good luck.
Aisha Profile
Aisha answered
It is very easy to find percentages. In order to find percentage of a number, of to find the percent value of a number, you can always use a simple formula:
X% of a number = y
Putting the values given above
x% of 45 = 30
x/100x45=30
x = 30 x100/45
x= 66.66%
Hence 35 is 66.66% of 45
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How do I find out what percentage 39 is of 367,894?
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Think about it this way, what= x (which is ur variable) Percentage= out of 100 or divide by 100, of=mutiply, and is= a equal sign. And to make it more clear i would rephrase it into "what percent of 367,894 is 39?" so this question would translate into a math equation saying "x/100 X 367,894=39" (x divided by 100 times 367,894 equals 39) and then you would solve it agebrically which should give you some where around 0.0106
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Find the amount when $850 is loaned for 6 1/2 years at 4% with interest compounded annually.
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Well I don't know I was hoping you could tell me although I did know and I had to refresh my memory with the answers that you have shown and I know remember you can either times the number by the other number e.g 26x400 and thats your answer. You can also divide the numbers arse fat obese fum Bale I Gage Bale  Austevoll;' Buggenum,,  m  Bale
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Multiply 26 and 400. You will get your answer.
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Anonymous commented
Wow.... Have u ever done math? Its asking what is 26 PERCENT of 400 not what is 26 times 400
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Obviously she's retarded. You get the same answer whether you do 400/.26 or you do 26x400 it's still 104. Try it out before you insult people qyxiao426

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