Express one Quantity as a Percentage of Another (7)

Find percentages of quantities and express one quantity as a percentage of another, with and without digital technologies. (VCMNA248)

LO: To express one quantity as a percentage of another.
Know:

  • What a percentage is.

Understand:

  • That percentages can be used to represent a number.

Do:

  • I can calculate percentage of a quantity.
  • I can express a quantity as a percentage of another.

What is a Percentage?

A percentage is a part of a whole, but more specifically it is a whole out of 100.

How do I Find a Percentage?

One easy way to find a percentage is to use a calculator and divide the numerator by the denominator.

Once you do that it should give you a decimal number, which if you then multiply it by 100 it should give you a percentage. You have to multiply it by 100 because percentage values are always out of 100.

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