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What is 185 percent of 500?

185 percent of 500

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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 185 percent of 500. What are the steps?

Step 1: First determine the value of the whole amount. We assume that the whole amount is 500.

Step 2: Determine the percentage, which is 185.

Step 3: Convert the percentage 185% to its decimal form by dividing 185 by 100 to get the decimal number 1.85:

185100 = 1.85

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

185.0 → 18.50 → 1.85

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

1.85 x 500 = 925 (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 = 500 × 185100 = 500 × 1.85 = 925 (answer)

Therefore, the answer is 925 is that 185 percent of 500.

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