# how do i work out a percentage?

i know there is an easy formula but i have forgotten it since school! i want to find out the percentage of 41 out of 300.

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divide the little number by the big number... or ... really the top number by the bottom number.

• The formula is (41*100)/300

The reason is 1% of 300 is 300/100. You want to know how many '1%s' are in 41, so you divide 41 by 300/100.

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• How To Work Out Percentages

• percentage is basically asking the question "how much out of 100?"In your example ,if it is 41 out of 300 then say it is X of 100.put it in the equation

41/300=X/100

41x100=X x 300

X=41/300 x 100=13.7 approx

simple way to look at is,divide the 41 by 300 and then multiply by 100.

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• To work out how much one figure is of another figure expressed as a pecentage always divide the first figure by the second figure and multiple by 100.

e.g. what percentage is 5 of 10 = 5/10 = 0.5 x100 = 50%

This method works with anything; even 152 as a percentage of 100 = 152/100 = 1.52 x 100 = 152%

As a tip, remember that all percentages are based on the number 100. Also any number expressed as a decimal can easily be converted into a percentage by multiplying by 100.

E.g. 0.52 is the same as 52% OR 0.125 is the same as 12.5%

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• 41 divided by 300. Then multiply 100

• you divide the "total" by the "out of" and times by 100.....

Therefore you should

Divide 41 by 300 and multiply by 100

41/300 = 0.136666

to get a % 0.136666 x 100 = 13.6666%

• Say you have to find the percentage of X out of Y. (X is the smaller number, Y is the bigger one)

First, express the problem as a fraction first. Put X on top and Y at the bottom --> X/Y

Then Multiply X/Y by 100% ---> (X/Y)*100%

That would be the answer that you need.

So, (41/300)*100% = 13.667%

On the calculator, press 41, division sign, 300, equal sign, mutiplication sign, 100, equal sign

• divide 41 by 3