how do you estimate percents

Mathematics
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i am trying to figure out how to estimate percentages. i do not have a specific example, but this topic gets me really confused.

Jul 10th, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

Percent means part of a hundred. So, let's look at what 25/100 means. It means the same as 25 out of every 100 and can be written as 25%.

One way to solve problems using percents is by writing an equation.

Problem

Find 10% of $50

Equation

 10% of $50 = n Write 10% as a decimal Remember "of" means multiply 0.1 x 50 = n n = 5

Solution

10% of $50 = $5.00


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Jul 10th, 2015

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