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violy eNotes educator| Certified Educator

To find the `5%` of `12` , we first need to write `5%` in decimal.

We move the decimal 2 units to the left or we divide it by 100.
`5/100 = 0.05 `
We can now use multiplication to find the `5%` of `12` .
`5%` of `12 = 0.05 * 12 = 0.6` .
That is it! :)

vamkitten | Student

12x5%=0.6

atyourservice | Student

A piece of advice i would give would be to divide the percentages by 100 and then multiply that number but the number whose percentage you are trying to find:

5% of 12

5/100 = .05

.05 x 12 = .6

kimberlyymc | Student

In order to solve this you must use 5% in the decimal form .05

Multiply .05 x 12 = .6 

.6 is the answer