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Maths Exercices

Percentages

Determine the percentage (%).

Complete the following statement. Write your answer as a decimal or whole number.

____ % of $8 = $2

The part is 2.

The whole is 8.

Let n represent the percent.

Write a proportion and find the cross products to solve for n.

=

8n = 2 × 100

8n = 200

8n ÷ 8 = 200 ÷ 8

n = 25


25% of $8 is $2.

You could also find the answer by writing and solving an equation:

part = percentage of whole

2 =
× 8

2 =

2 =
0.08
n

2 ÷ 0.08
=
0.08
n
÷ 0.08

25 =
n


25% of $8 is $2.


The % of 225 is 315