# Percentages

#### Grade 6 Math Worksheets

## Percentage – Definition

A Percentage is a number or ratio expressed as a **fraction of 100**.

We use the **percent symbol** **(%)** to express the percentage.

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## Finding The Percentage of A Number

- Multiply the number by the percent
- Divide the answer by 100
*(Move the decimal point two places to the left)* - Round to the desired precision

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## Examples of Percentage

1. 90% = 90/100

**= 9/10 (or) 0.9**

2. 75% = 75/100

**= 3/4 (or) 0.75**

3. 62.5% = 62.5/100** **

**= 5/8 (or) 0.625**

4. 50% = 50/100

**= 1/2 (or) 0.5**

5. 30% = 30/100

**=3/10 (or) 0.3**

## How do you get a percentage of an amount?

Let’s understand with a couple of examples:

**1. Find 16% of $1600**

**Solution**

16% of $1600

= 16/100 × 1600

= **$256**

Therefore,** Answer: $256**

**2. What is 80% of 15?**

**Solution**

The whole is 15.

The percentage is 80%.

*Let n represent the part.*

**Write a proportion to solve for n.**

100n = 80 x 15

100n = 1200

n=12

Therefore, **Answer: 80% of 15 is 12**.

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## Percentage – Check Point

### Question 1

What is 250% of 70?

### Question 2

What is 67% of 105?

### Question 3

The art club had an election to select a president. 60% of the 200 members of the club voted in the election. How many members voted?

### Question 4

Kelly’s Burgers cooks its burgers either well done or medium. The restaurant served 20 burgers last night, 85% of which were well done. How many well-done burgers did the restaurant serve?

### Question 5

Ben brought chocolate and vanilla cupcakes to school for his birthday. 70 students decided to take a cupcake, and 90% of them picked vanilla. How many people picked a vanilla cupcake?

##### Answer key

1. 175

2. 70.35

3. 120 members voted

4. 17 burgers

5. 63 people

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