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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• alkbsh
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3 years ago

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

• break
Lv 5

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

• styce
Lv 4

divide 41 by 3

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