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3.2 Calculating the Parts

How many is 6 percent (6 %) of 300 people?

Here below are three different methods you can use to find the answer:

Percent means per hundred and you should be able to calculate 6 %:
100
+
100
+
100
= 300
6 of 100
+
6 of 100
+
6 of 100
= 18 of 300


You can also calculate how much one hundredths of 300 people are:

You divide 300 people by one hundred.
300 /100 = 3 people = 1 hundredth = 1 %

In order to calculate how much 6 % is, you multiply then the result by 6: 6 · 3 people = 18 people.



A third way is to write percent in decimal form and multiply by 300:

6 % = 6/100 = 0.06

0.06 · 300 = 18 people



All three methods give the same result. Use the method which suits you best.