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Mathematics: Solving percent problems

SOLVING PERCENT PROBLEMS

In this module, you can study how to solve percent problems.  There are lots of different methods for solving percentage problems.  You can use simple formulae, set up a proportion or use a grid or pyramid, to name a few.  On this page, you can study three different ways of solving percent problems.

This first video shows you how to use the proportion method to solve percentage problems.

 

The video above shows you how to use the formula method for solving percentage problems.

Did you know?

There are only three basic types of percent problems: 

(1)  What is _% of Z? 

(2)  X is _% of what?  

(3)  X is what % of Z?


Study and practice

Check your understanding

HOW TO USE A BASIC CALCULATOR

The video explains how to use basic calculator functions and provides examples.

 

0.00 min      addition (+), subtraction (-), multiply (x), divide (÷)

1.19 min      decimal point
2.43 min      C, CE and backspace
4.19 min      square, square root & fractions
6.17 min      percentage (%)

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