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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 13 percent of 48. What are the steps?

Step 1: first determine the value of the whole amount. We assume that the whole amount is 48.

Step 2: determine the percentage, which is 13.

Step 3: Convert the percentage 13% to its decimal form by dividing 13 into 100 to get the decimal number 0.13:

13100 = 0.13

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

13.0 → 1.30 → 0.13

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

0.13 x 48 = 6.24 (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 = 48 × 13100 = 48 × 0.13 = 6.24 (answer)

Therefore, the answer is 6.24 is 13 percent of 48.

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