Calculating the percent of a number is simple, but can be a bit tricky if you aren't careful. Luckily, it only requires a few basic operations to get to the solution: multiplication and division. If you haven't learned what percentage is yet, or would like a little refresher, feel free to check out our introduction to percentage page. To solve percentage problems, it may be useful to use a calculator. But, they can also be solved by hand or in your head (if you practice enough). So, how did we get to the solution that 97 percent of 157 = 152.29?
When is this useful?
Percentage is one of the most commonly used math concepts in day-to-day life. You can use it to calculate a gratuity on a restaurant bill, or to grade your score on an exam. It is useful to know your percentages well!