# What is 30% of 500?

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Feb 7, 2017

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150

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The % sign stands for "per cent" - this is Latin for "by or for a hundred".

1% is, therefore a hundredth, i.e.

1% of 500 is, therefore

30% is, therefore,

Divide top and bottom by 100:

Multiply 30 by 5 = 150.

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