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What is 5.5 percent of 7?

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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 5.5 percent of 7. What are the steps?

Step 1: first determine the value of the whole amount. We assume that the whole amount is 7.

Step 2: determine the percentage, which is 5.5.

Step 3: Convert the percentage 5.5% to its decimal form by dividing 5.5 into 100 to get the decimal number 0.055:

5.5100 = 0.055

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

5.5 → 0.55 → 0.06

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

0.055 x 7 = 0.385 (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 = 7 × 5.5100 = 7 × 0.055 = 0.385 (answer)

Therefore, the answer is 0.385 is 5.5 percent of 7.

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