Solve Basic Percent Problem Example 1

Here is an example of how to solve a percent problem.  Remember to read the lesson on this topic.

Basic steps to follow:

1. First keep in mind that percent is a fraction where the denominator is 100
2. To find the percent of a number change the percent to a decimal (move the decimal point two places to the left) and multiply by the number
3. All percent problems can be solved by setting up an equation or a proportion

 

 

 

 

 

Important habits to master math:

1. write out all steps
2. be very neat
3. use pencil not pen
4. review your work as your go
5. make sure you know the basics like fractions, positive and negative numbers and order of operations




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