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How to work out percentages - Step by Step

Here are the solutions to the questions stated above:

1) What is 8.5% of 17?

Always use this formula to find a percentage:

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

8.5 / 100 = Part / 17

Cross multiply:

8.5 x 17 = 100 x Part, or

144.5 = 100 x Part

Now, divide by 100 and get the answer:

Part = 144.5 / 100 = 1.445

2) 8.5 is what percent of 17?

Use again the same percentage formula:

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

% / 100 = 8.5 / 17

Cross multiply:

% x 17 = 8.5 x 100

Divide by 17 and get the percentage:

% = 8.5 x 100 / 17 = 50%

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