At least 50% of the math that you end up doing in your real life will involve percentages. We're not really sure about that figure, but it sounds authoritative. Anyway, unless you've watched this tutorial, you're really in no position to argue otherwise. Common Core Standards: 7.EE.B.3
Growing by a percentage
In this example we grow a whole number by a percentage of itself. Growing by percentage is a common skill often used when figuring how much is owed or earned with interest.
Solving percent problems
We'll use algebra to solve this percent problem.
Percent word problem: 100 is what percent of 80?
This word problem is expressed simply which can be confusing to some. Take your time and focus on the what is being asked for.
Percent word problem: 78 is 15% of what number?
In this example, you working with us to find the number that is expressed as a given percentage. We'll create a simple algebraic equation to solve!
Discount, tax, and tip word problems
Practice solving word problems involving price discounts, taxes, and tip calculations.
Markup and commission word problems
Practice solving word problems involving price markups and commission fees.