# What is 30% of 500?

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Paul T. Share
Feb 7, 2017

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. $\frac{1}{100}$.

1% of 500 is, therefore $\frac{500}{100}$.

30% is, therefore, $30 x \frac{500}{100}$.

Divide top and bottom by 100: $30 x \frac{5}{1}$.

Multiply 30 by 5 = 150.

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Munu Share
Feb 7, 2017

150

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 30% of 100
= $\frac{30}{100} \cdot 500$

= $30 \cdot 5$
= 150

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