|What You Need to Know About Calculating Per cent - Online Calculator Included Below|
To change a fraction into a decimal or a per cent:
Begin with 5/8. Take your calculator (or pencil and paper) and divide 5 by 8 to get 0.625, now move the decimal over two places for the per cent. Thus 5/8 = 0.625 and 62.5/100
Applying what you know:
You see an item that is $50.00, but it is being reduced by 15%. First you must decide what the amount is that is going to be deducted from $50.00 To do this you will need to multiply 50.00 by .15 (you need to convert 15% to a decimal). The answer is 7.5, now you will need to subtract $7.50 from $50.00, you will be paying $42.50 for the item that is on sale.
Try the handy online tool to check your problems on percentages.