# What is 115% of 600?

##### 4 Answers

#### Explanation:

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#### Explanation:

#115%" means the full amount of 600 and then another 15% as well.

Your answer should obviously be more than 600.

This puzzles many people because they think of a percentage as only being less than 100%

The quickest method as shown elsewhere as well is:

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But it might be clearer what it means if we do 2 calculations.

It is worth noting that

Multiplication by an improper fraction always increases the number.

#### Explanation:

In this context the word 'of' means multiply

So 115% of 600 is the same as

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Lets consider what % means. It is the units of measurement

In the same way that if we had 30 cm the cm is the units of measurement for the 30. It is stating what we are counting.

So % as units of measurement is

So 115%

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For this question we have: 115% of 600