1. Calculating a percentage is based on a simply algebraic equation. That equation is, "Is = Percent X Of. Begin by filling the appropriate values into the equation. (Example
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percentage of 360 = 360 * 100% = 36000%
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1 Decide which of the other numbers is the "whole amount" and which is the "partial amount". For example, a problem that says "8 is what percent of 32?"
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In order to find x percent of any number the general way of doing that is to multiply the number by the percentage.
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