### Percent Post

Sunday, May 31, 2009
Part A

1) 245% of \$356.80

The easiest way to solve this question is to use a ratio table. The question is what is 245% of \$365.80? \$365.80 is the whole or 100% and 245% what you are trying to find in the whole. Here is a picture of what it looks like to solve it with a ratio table.
The answer is \$874.16.

2) 68 3/4% of 730

For this question you could also use the ratio table.
3) 360% of \$129.95

I'm going to use a ratio table to solve this question.
Part B
Miguel bought a car for \$4700. He made a down payment of 191/2%. How much was the down payment?

I think the easiest way to solve this question is to use a ratio table to help you solve it.

For this question you have to find 19 1/2% of \$4700. To find that, the easiest is to find the value of 1%. To do that you have to divide it by 100; the answer would be 47. The next thing you do is multiply 19.50(same as 19 1/2) by 47. The answer you get is 916.50.

About 5.6% of Canadians have Type 2 Diabetes. If Canada's population is 32 million, about how many Canadians have this condition.

For this question you have to find out the amount of Canadians have Type 2 Diabetes. To do that you have to find 5.6% of 32 million. First you have to divide 100 by 100 which gives you 1 and then multiply 1 with 5.6. You also do that to 32 million, you divide it with 100. It gives you 32000 and then you multiply it with 5.6. The result is 179 000 and that is the answer.