To find the percent of a number, you need to know what percentage you are looking for. Say you want to know how to leave a 20% tip on a meal that costs $5.00. Then take 5 and multiply
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If you have 50% you take the percent sign away so then it is 50. notice there is a decimal point after that you move the decimal two spaces to the right so its .5 or one half.
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What you are really asking is how does one multiple a percentage of another number, in this case 36% of 25 First, you can write it in fraction form: 36/100 and multiply by the number
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