Percentages Percentages: To For example, 75% = .75 You must change a % to a decimal in order to calculate with a percentage. To To For example 12.5% would be
To (Note: you may have to round)
0Tax = 650(0.085) = $55.25 Total Price = 650 + 55.25 = $705.25
Percent means "out of a hundred." First, convert the percent to a decimal by removing the % sign and moving the decimal two places to the left. Place the resulting number over 100 and then remove the decimal sign. For example:
The fraction may now be reduced:
To convert a fraction to a percent, remember that a fraction means division so divide. The quotient now may be transformed to a percent by moving the decimal two places to the right and inserting a % sign. For example:
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