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

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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

125% of 48 = 125/100 * 48

= 60

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