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# Word Problems Involving Percents

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I just wish i had used your service earlier. Like back in middle school: Uploading copyrighted material is not allowed. The marketplace for school questions. Ask any type of question. Pay What You Can Afford. Thanks schoolsolver — Ryan N. Another method to find what percent one number is of another is the equation method. Change percents to decimals or fractions, whichever you find easier. Then solve the equation. You can also use the division method to find a number when a percent of it is known.

To use this method, simply take the number of percent, change it into a decimal or fraction, and divide that into the other number. You could also use the equation method as discussed previously. The proportion method works for the three basic types of percent questions: To find percent change increase or decrease , use this formula: Removing book from your Reading List will also remove any bookmarked pages associated with this title.

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