# How to Find Percentage of Numbers

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How to find a Percentage of a number

Here are the 3 simple steps for finding a percentage of a number:

Step 1

- Convert the percentage to a decimal by dividing it by 100.

Step 2

- Multiply this decimal by the number you are finding the percentage of.

Step 3

- Check your units of measurement.

You should have now found your percentage of a number!

Examples

Example 1) Find 27% of \$50.

Step 1)

We convert the percentage to a decimal by dividing by 100.

27 ÷ 100 = 0.27

Step 2)

We need to multiply decimal by the number we are finding the percentage of.

0.27 x 50 = 13.5

Step 3)

We need to convert this amount to dollars. So 13.5 = \$13.50

Example 2) Find 17% of 160m.

Step 1)

Convert the percentage to a decimal by dividing by 100.

17 ÷ 100 = 0.17

Step 2)

We need to multiply this decimal by our number.

0.17 x 160 = 27.2

Step 3)

Check units of measure.

Some Special Cases

Examples

Example 1) Find 50% of 28.

To find 50%, we just halve the number.

Half of 28 is 14.

Example 2) Find 25% of \$120.

To find 25% of a number, we quarter it (or divide it by 4).

120 ÷ 4 = 30

Example 3) Find 75% of 20 miles.

To find 75% of a number, we quarter it then multiply by 3.

20 ÷ 4 = 5

5 x 3 = 15

Example 4) Find 10% of 5km.

To find 10% of a number, divide it by 10.

5 ÷ 10 = 0.5

Example 5) Find 60% of 40 gallons.

To find 60%, we divide by 10 and multiply by 6.

40 ÷ 10 = 4

4 x 6 = 24

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