Percents Word Problem1

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When we express a quantity as a part of 100, we use the word per cent. "Cent" means hundred."Percent" means per hundred. To understand this topic clearly let us consider the following example.

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12% of the books in a public library are English books. If there are 92000 books in the library,find the number of  English books.

Basic idea:

In a library there are 92000 books.In which 12% of books are English books.And now we need to find the number of books in English.To solve this problem we have to find 12% of total number of books.Here total number of books is 92000.So we have to multiply 12% of 92000.


Number of books in the library  =   92000

percentage of English books = 12%

Number of  English books   =  12% of Total number of books

                                             = 12% of 92000

                                             =  (12/100) x 92000

                                    = (12 x 92000)/100

Two zeroes in numerator and denominator will get canceled

So we will get

                                    = (12 x 920)

                                    = 11040

Total number of English books in the library = 11040

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