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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 60 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 60.

Step 3: Convert the percentage 60% to its decimal form by dividing 60 into 100 to get the decimal number 0.6:

60100 = 0.6

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

60.0 → 6.00 → 0.60

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

0.6 x 48 = 28.8 (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 × 60100 = 48 × 0.6 = 28.8 (answer)

Therefore, the answer is 28.8 is 60 percent of 48.

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