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How To Calculate Percentage

Watch more Basic Math Skills videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Calculate percentage with only a piece of paper and pencil using these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Write a division problem Write a division problem by dividing the unknown percentage of the total by the total. Tip When you are calculating a percentage less than 100, always divide the smaller number by the larger number. Step 2: Complete the division Complete the computation using long division. The result -- or quotient -- will include a decimal. Step 3: Multiply by 100 Multiply the resulting quotient by 100 to convert it to a percentage. This is the percentage of the original amount. Tip Move the decimal point in the quotient two places to the right to multiply by 100. Step 4: Pick up the check Pick up the check. You no longer have an excuse to be a lousy tipper! Did You Know? Did you know? The percent symbol can be traced back to the 15th century, when it was used in business transactions.
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