We find the percents of numbers to make comparisons. We, also, use it to scale objects and pictures larger or smaller. Percent means for every one hundred. Because our number system is a base 10 system, making comparisons to 100 is actually very easy.
Finding the Percent of a Number Using a Decimal
You can find the percent of a number by changing the percent to a decimal.
Change the percent to a decimal.
Multiply the decimal times the number.
Finding the Percent of a Number Using a Proportion
You can find the percent of a number by using the following proportion.
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