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Solution for 'What is 123% of 1537.5?'

In the following example consider that:

• The percentage figure is represented by X%
• The whole amount is represented by W
• The portion amount or part is represented by P

Solution Steps

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 123 percent of 1537.5. What are the steps?

Step 1: first determine the value of the whole amount. We assume that the whole amount is 1537.5.

Step 2: determine the percentage, which is 123.

Step 3: Convert the percentage 123% to its decimal form by dividing 123 into 100 to get the decimal number 1.23:

123100 = 1.23

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

123.0 → 12.30 → 1.23

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

1.23 x 1537.5 = 1891.125 (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 = 1537.5 × 123100 = 1537.5 × 1.23 = 1891.125 (answer)

Therefore, the answer is 1891.125 is 123 percent of 1537.5.