IntroductionThis lesson will teach you how to find percent of a number. This is a very easy topic as long as you do it step by step and follow the basic rules of finding percentages. So let's begin!
Finding PercentagesLet's say that we have the following problem:
15% of $265
In order to find what the answer is, we need to make the 15% into a number. We do that by converting it into a decimal number! So, 15% becomes .15!
Now all we have to do is multiply .15 by $265 to find our answer!
$265x.15 equals $39.75
That means 15% of $265 is $39.75!
Now wasn't that just a piece of cake?
Sheet 1 How to Find Percentages