How do you find 10% of a number?

Mar 14, 2018

10% means $\frac{1}{10}$ or divide by $10$

Explanation:

10% is the same as the fraction $\frac{10}{100}$ which is $\frac{1}{10}$

To find one tenth of a number, simply divide it by $10$.

The easiest way to do that is to :

• cross off a zero at the end if there is one
• move the decimal one place to the left.

10% of $250 = 25 \cancel{0} = 25$

10%  of $38.7 = 3.87$

10% " of " 4700 = 470