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The following question is of the type "How much X percent of W", where W is the whole amount and X is the percentage figure or rate".

Let's say that you need to find 10 percent of 85. What are the steps?

Step 1: first determine the value of the whole amount. We assume that the whole amount is 85.

Step 2: determine the percentage, which is 10.

Step 3: Convert the percentage 10% to its decimal form by dividing 10 into 100 to get the decimal number 0.1:

10100 = 0.1

Notice that dividing into 100 is the same as moving the decimal point two places to the left.

10.0 → 1.00 → 0.10

Step 4: Finally, find the portion by multiplying the decimal form, found in the previous step, by the whole amount:

0.1 x 85 = 8.5 (answer).

The steps above are expressed by the formula:

P = W × X%100

This formula says that:

"To find the portion or the part from the whole amount, multiply the whole by the percentage, then divide the result by 100".

The symbol % means the percentage expressed in a fraction or multiple of one hundred.

Replacing these values in the formula, we get:

P = 85 × 10100 = 85 × 0.1 = 8.5 (answer)

Therefore, the answer is 8.5 is 10 percent of 85.

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