# Percent Equations

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Solving Percent Problems Using The Percent Equation
8:09 — by James S.

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## Key Questions

• It depends on the question, but in general, divide into 100 pieces and extract the required pieces.

Example, what is 23% of $743? Divide 743 into 100 equal pieces, and then times 23 because you need to extract 23 pieces. • Think of a big pie, apple/blueberry the choice is yours. And think of the whole pie like 100%. Then each slice is a proportion. So if you take a great big slice of pie e.g. half (1/2) the whole pie then you have taken 50%. If you take a smaller piece, say you cut the pie into three then each piece is 1/3 of the pie and is 33.3% If you cut the pie into 4, each slice is 1/4 and worth 25%. I hope that helps you to understand the underlying concept... if you have a specific question you want to ask then I'll be happy to help - it's hard to know exactly what you need to know from the question you have asked. • Rememdber that "per" means "divided by", and "cent" means 100, so "percent" means "divided by 100" or "out of 100." If a question says "A is a 29% of B," then you can write $A = \frac{29}{100} B\$.

I hope that this was helpful.

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