I am having a difficult time understanding how to get the percentage when the numbers are large.
EX:
What percentage of the total funds seized in 1994 was canadian
A 10.5 b 20.5
C 5.5. D 0.5
Canadian funds $3635 American funds $721,944 Total = $725,579
I have trouble dividing big numbers, I was wondering how I would find the whole number from the options for percents that are given.
Any help would be appreciated!!
Earboth
Thanks!! Can you tell me how I would do it if I only knew the total amount and the percentage? to get the Canadian funds total??
I guess backwards say I only know the total amount and the Percentage how would I get the Whole number from those two??
Hope that makes sense??
I finally learned by Jameson the words which describes the values in question (thanks!).
The given amount and the total amount are compared with a scale from 0 to 100. (see attachment)
Now you can use proportions:
Let G denote the given amount, T the total and p the percentage then you have the equation:
You can now solve this equation for each variable: