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How to work out percentages - Step by Step

Here are the solutions to the questions stated above:

1) What is 50% of 85000?

Always use this formula to find a percentage:

% / 100 = Part / Whole replace the given values:

50 / 100 = Part / 85000

Cross multiply:

50 x 85000 = 100 x Part, or

4250000 = 100 x Part

Now, divide by 100 and get the answer:

Part = 4250000 / 100 = 42500

2) 50 is what percent of 85000?

Use again the same percentage formula:

% / 100 = Part / Whole replace the given values:

% / 100 = 50 / 85000

Cross multiply:

% x 85000 = 50 x 100

Divide by 85000 and get the percentage:

% = 50 x 100 / 85000 = 0.058823529411765%

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