# Help with coverting from percent to whole number please

• Jan 3rd 2009, 08:11 PM
frankpham12
Help with coverting from percent to whole number please
Hey guys i need quick man help, please

Calculate the following
a, what is 30% of 45
b,what is 20% of 80

• Jan 3rd 2009, 08:17 PM
Jhevon
Quote:

Originally Posted by frankpham12
Hey guys i need quick man help, please

Calculate the following
a, what is 30% of 45
b,what is 20% of 80

some vocabulary:

"percent" means "out of 100", or "over 100"

"is" means "equals"

"of" in math usually means "multiply"

so to answer part (a) for instance, we would say:

"30% of 45 is ..." which translates to " $\frac {30}{100} \times 45 = \cdots$"

so now you can find that. what do you get for the answer? can you do the second one?
• Jan 3rd 2009, 08:20 PM
mr fantastic
Quote:

Originally Posted by frankpham12
Hey guys i need quick man help, please

Calculate the following
a, what is 30% of 45
b,what is 20% of 80

(30/100) x 45

(20/100) x 80

You will probably need a calculator to do the arithmetic.
• Jan 3rd 2009, 08:30 PM
frankpham12
Quote:

Originally Posted by mr fantastic
(30/100) x 45

(20/100) x 80

You will probably need a calculator to do the arithmetic.

thanks a lot
• Jan 3rd 2009, 08:38 PM
RossBrons
Quote:

Originally Posted by frankpham12
Hey guys i need quick man help, please

Calculate the following
a, what is 30% of 45
b,what is 20% of 80

a) $
= 0.3 \times 45
= 3 \times 4.5
= 9 + 4.5
= 13.5
$

b) Since 20% = 0.2 x100
20% is a fifth of full value.

Thus

$80/5 = 16$
• Jan 4th 2009, 09:21 AM
frankpham12
Quote:

Originally Posted by RossBrons
a) $
= 0.3 \times 45
= 3 \times 4.5
= 9 + 4.5
= 13.5
$

b) Since 20% = 0.2 x100
20% is a fifth of full value.

Thus

$80/5 = 16$

thanks for ur help but the others already explained ty