# How To Calculate A Percentage?

Convert your percentage into a decimal. For example. 40% = 0.4
Then times this by your number
0.4 x 3.16 = 1.264
0.35 x 1.69 = 0.5915
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72/100 x 11 00 =
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Could you tell me what the percentage rate is on \$15,000.00 when the payment is \$200.00 - also on \$12,000.00 when the payment is \$100.00
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If you know a numer after a percentage decrease, how do you find what the starting number is? Example: The six pack of beer was \$6.78 after a 25%decrease. What was the original price?
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Purchase wood 265000 and sales 491400
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26% of 6.000
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In arithmetic, the word 'of ' mean multiplication and the % sign means divided by hundred. Therefore, 40% of 3.16 would mean

40/100 x 3.16 = 1.264

35/100 x 1.69 = 0.5915
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Anonymous commented
Wonderful--explained very well.
Anonymous commented
I have been having problems with this subject and this made it easy for me to understand.
Anonymous commented
Thats the best method I've heard, and I really loath maths!