1. Pick a number you want to express as a percentage. To carry on with our basketball question, let's assume you made 34 of your 40 free throws. In order to find out your shooting
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To find the percentage of a number you will first take the percentage that you would like to know and convert it into a decimal. Next you will take the percentage decimal number and
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Turn it into an improper fraction. Then take the top number and divide it by the bottom for a decimal. Change that into a percent.
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Divide the the number of pieces by the whole, and multiply by 100. That will give you the percentage. For example, 17 divided by 130 is 0.13... Times 100 is 13. So 17 is 13% of 130.
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