# What is 94% of 260?

Dec 8, 2016

$244.4$.

#### Explanation:

Mental math:

Calculate 1% of $260 = \text{ } 2.6$

So 6% of $260 = 6 \times \textcolor{b l u e}{\text{2.}} \textcolor{m a \ge n t a}{6}$
$\text{ } = \left(6 \times \textcolor{b l u e}{2}\right) + \left(6 \times \textcolor{m a \ge n t a}{0.6}\right)$
$\text{ } = 12 + 3.6$
$\text{ } = 15.6$

Then 94% of $260$ is the whole $260$, minus 6% of it:

94%times260=260-(6%times260)
$\text{ } = 260 - 15.6$
$\text{ } = 244.4$

All without the need for a calculator!