When given a math problem to solve, there are often multiple ways in which a problem can be solved to get the same answer. As a result, a number of different ways to solve the same question will be given below, along with the explanation of how to solve the question. However, before being able to answer the question, there are some simple things about the question which must first be understood.
First of all, this math problem is what is known as a percentage. A percentage tells you how many out of 100 something is. In this case, the question says 15%. This tells us that out of every 100, 15 of them are included in the answer. This information is then able to be used to determine what 15% of 200 end up being.
Since we know that 15% is telling us out of every 100, 15 of them are included in the answer, we can quickly find the answer to this math problem. The question lets us know there are 200. In other words, there are 2 total 100’s in the overall number. Since we know out of every 100 there are 15 of them, we can multiply using the following equation:
2 x 15 =
Complete the multiplication as follows”
So the answer is 30.
When being given the math problem of determining what 15% of 200 is, it is important to remember the word “of” in the problem signifies the need to multiple. So in this case, the problem can be written out as follows:
15% x 200
Another way of writing a percentage is to write it as a decimal. So 15% of something is the same as saying .15 of something. Substitute .15 in the equation for the 15%. The result is the equation is written out as follows:
.15 x 200
You can then proceed to complete the multiplication in order to find the answer. The multiplication can be completed as follows:
3000 add the decimal point, and you get 30.00
So 15% of 200 is 30.
Similar to the solution above, a percentage can also be written as a fraction instead of a decimal. The result is the equation can be written out as follows:
15/100 x 200
You then “reduce” the equation by eliminating both of the “0’s” in the 100 and the 200. The result is the equation is then written as:
15/1 x 2
The fraction of 15/1 is the same as 15, so the equation is actually the same as:
15 x 2
Now simply complete the multiplication to get your final answer.
Again, the answer is 30.
As you can see there are a number of different ways of finding the same answer for the math question. The same steps can be used for finding the percentage of any number given. Find the method that makes the most sense to you for solving percentages.