# How do you calculate what is a percentage of what?

2022-07-19 22:00:02

## How do you calculate what is a percentage of what?

1. How to calculate percentage of a number. Use the percentage formula: P% * X = Y

1. Convert the problem to an equation using the percentage formula: P% * X = Y.
2. P is 10%, X is 150, so the equation is 10% * 150 = Y.
3. Convert 10% to a decimal by removing the percent sign and dividing by 100: 10/100 = 0.10.

## How do I calculate a percentage between two numbers?

To calculate the percentage increase:

1. First: work out the difference (increase) between the two numbers you are comparing.
2. Increase = New Number - Original Number.
3. Then: divide the increase by the original number and multiply the answer by 100.
4. % increase = Increase ÷ Original Number × 100.

## What is percentage of a number?

Percentage of a number is the value of the number out of 100. For example, in a class there are 26 girls and 24 boys. So, the percentage of girls in the class is 52%, which means out of 100, 52 are girls.