Can someone explain how to find the 5% of 10% of 40%?

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lxsptter | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Valedictorian

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40% = 40/100 = 0.4

10%=10/100 = 0.1

5%= 5/100 = 0.05

5% of 10% of 40% is equal to 0.4*0.1*0.05 = 0.002 or 0.2%

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llltkl | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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In terms of mathematical operators, 'of' means multiply; and x% of y means x/100 part of y.

Therefore, 5% of 10% of 40%

=0.05(5%)*0.1(10%)*0.4(40%)

=0.0020 (0.2%)

=>answer.

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