How Do I Calculate Percentages?

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To find what percent of number y is number x, you should divide number x by number y. Then multiply your result by 100 and this will give you the percentage. Your formula should look like x/y * 100.
To find what number of x is a total of some percentage, you should divide the known percentage by 100 and multiply your result by number x. Your formula should look like y%/100 * x.
1 Additional Answer
  1. Determine your variables

    Determine which numbers are your part and your whole. Your whole number is the number that equals 100 percent. The part is the number that you're trying to find how many percents of the whole number it takes up.

  2. Divide the part into the whole

    Divide the part number variable into the whole number variable to obtain a decimal.

  3. Multiply by 100

    Multiply your decimal by 100 to convert the decimal into a percentage. Add a percent sign.

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