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Math Skills Overview Guide

Solving Percentages

What does it mean?


From Wolfram MathWorld:

The use of percentages is a way of expressing ratios in terms of whole numbers. A ratio or fraction is converted to a percentage by multiplying by 100 and appending a "percentage sign" %.

 What does it look like?

A general example to help you recognize patterns and spot the information you're looking for

15% Tip $${ $47.60 * 15 = 714}$$ Divide the answer by 100 $${714 / 100 = $7.14 }$$

You'll use it...

We use percentages when calculating tips for everyday services.


Solving Percent Problems

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Solving Percent Problems 2

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Growing By a Percentage

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Practice Problems