Finding a Percent of a Number

Finding a Percent of a Number - Example What  is 10% of 80?

Example: You have 80 Cats and 10% of them are
female. How many female Cats do you have? what is
10% of 80?


step-1  convert 10% to a decimal by moving the decimal
point back two places. 10% = .10 decimal

step-2  multiply 0.10 by 80.


Answer: 10% of 80 is 8


The Decimal equivalent for some common percent.

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