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How do you figure simple number percentages, such as 125% of 48.

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loveapostle | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 16, 2009 at 10:42 AM via web

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How do you figure simple number percentages, such as 125% of 48.

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cburr | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted February 16, 2009 at 11:08 AM (Answer #1)

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This is easier than you think!! Remember that 100% of a number is the number – so, the same as multiplying by 1. Whenever you need to find a % of a number, multiply it by the % AFTER you move the decimal place over two spaces. So, to find 125%, multiply by 1.25. To find 225%, multiply by 2.25, etc.

So, 125% of 48 is:

48 x 1.25 = 60

225% of 88 is:

88 x 2.25 = 198

The same principle also works when the percentage is less than 100.

78% of 410 is:

410 x 0.78 = 319.8

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revolution | College Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted September 7, 2011 at 10:44 PM (Answer #2)

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125% of 48 = 125/100 * 48

                  = 60

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atyourservice | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted May 29, 2014 at 10:56 PM (Answer #3)

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125% of 48   just divide the percentage by 100 and multiply the result by 48

125/100 = 1.25 x 48 = 60

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givingiswinning | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted August 16, 2014 at 12:36 AM (Answer #4)

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125/100 = 1.25 x 48 = 60

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malkaam | TA , Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted October 28, 2014 at 6:49 AM (Answer #5)

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How do you figure simple number percentages, such as 125% of 48.

Percentage is a number expressed as a ratio or a fraction of 100. We can get the percentage of a number by dividing it by 100.

In this case  125% of 48

                = 125/100 * 48

                = 1.25 * 48

                = 60 Answer.

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