In what situations might we be presented with the task of figuring out percentages?  

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drtrbrown eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Hi Tishahyde,


We might be presented with having to use percentages in the following situations. They are:

1.  Calculating sales tax on an item.

2.  Computing your grade earned on an assignment, or in a class.

3.  Determining how much money you should get out of a pot of money.

vantyne14 eNotes educator| Certified Educator


Percent of battery left

Percent Discount

Percent of Interest

Percent of stock ownership

Percent chance of rain

Percent chance of sun

Percent of pizza eaten

The list goes on forever.