# Math Help - Percentage problem

1. ## Percentage problem

"Compute 150% of $70" I tried 150 times 70, but that didn't work. The number is too high. What am I doing wrong? Thanks! 2. Originally Posted by Truthbetold "Compute 150% of$70"

I tried 150 times 70, but that didn't work. The number is too high.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks!
150% = 150/100

per = divided by
cent = 100

3. Originally Posted by Truthbetold
"Compute 150% of \$70"

I tried 150 times 70, but that didn't work. The number is too high.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks!
To get 100% of something, (ie the whole amount), you multiply by 1.00. To get 50% of something, (half the amount), you multiply by 0.50.

So get you 150% of something, you multiply by...

4. ## Think Decimals & Multiplication

x times 1.0 = x (or 100% of x)

x times 1.5 = 1.5x (or 150% of x)