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How to work out percentages - Step by Step

Here are the solutions to the questions stated above:

1) What is 9.7% of 42?

Always use this formula to find a percentage:

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

9.7 / 100 = Part / 42

Cross multiply:

9.7 x 42 = 100 x Part, or

407.4 = 100 x Part

Now, divide by 100 and get the answer:

Part = 407.4 / 100 = 4.074

2) 9.7 is what percent of 42?

Use again the same percentage formula:

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

% / 100 = 9.7 / 42

Cross multiply:

% x 42 = 9.7 x 100

Divide by 42 and get the percentage:

% = 9.7 x 100 / 42 = 23.095238095238%

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