Percent of a Number
Problem: What is 35% of 105
Step 1: First you must change the percent into a decimal
To change 35% to a decimal first drop the % sign and put a decimal in its place
Example 35% to 35.
Step 2: Next move the decimal two places to the left
Example 35. to .35
Step 3: Multiply your decimal by the number that comes after the word of. In this case the number after the word of is 105.
Example: .35 x 105 Remember when multiplying numbers with decimals, you do not line up the decimals, but line up the digits and then multiply. You then count how many numbers are behind the decimal place in your problem and move the decimal place in your answer that many places to the left.
Example: .35 x 105 = 36.75
Your answer is 36.75 is 35% of 105.