If you divide the number by 100 that gives you 1 percent

DIVIDE BY 100! = 1%

Divide by 100

Divide by 100

Divide by 100 and you'll get 1% of x.

That works only if you know the total. Not if you want to know the total and are only given a fraction of the total in order to find the total. If 60 percent of a total is 900, divide 900 by 60, giving you 15. 15 is 1 percent of the total, therefore the remainder 40 percent is 15 times 40, which is 600, making the total (not given) 1500.

Multiply the number by .01 and that will give you 1%