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A percentage is a number or ratio expressed as a fraction of $100$. It is often denoted using the percent sign, "$\%$", or the abbreviation "$\mathrm{pct}$." -Wikipedia. Percentages are used when describing portions or proportional changes.

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### What do you think it means when I ask for a 0.5% transaction fee?

What comes to mind when I tell you that im charging a fee of 0.5% when you buy flowers from me? You can either think of it as If I want to purchase 1000 dollars worth of flowers I need to pay 1005. ...
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### Percentage of a collection doubly grouped

Suppose I have a collection of people. I look at one specific group which contains 8% of total people. I know in that group the average percentage of total sweets each person has is 3%. I want to ...
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### How many users based on one user's ranking [closed]

An individual knows that they are in the top n% of posters on a website for a particular time period. Is there enough information to asses the minimum number of registered users the site must have? ...
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In an election, $70\%$ of males were registered voters and $40\%$ females were registered voters, all registered males casted their votes. But only $65\%$ registered females casted their votes. If ...
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### Calculate total number of votes cast given percentage of winners

I know that the top three candidates received 14.14%, 13.13% and 12.12% of a vote. I also know that the total number of votes cannot be more that 300, and the numbers of votes cast and the total must ...
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### Alligation or mixture [closed]

A vessel is filled with liquid,3 parts of which are water and 5 parts syrup.How much of the mixture must be drawn off and replaced with water so that the mixture may be half water and half syrup? ...
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### MALIK sold a chair at a loss of 20%.If he had sold it for Rs 50 more he would have gained 5%.Find the cost price of the chair [closed]

MALIK sold a chair at a loss of 20%.If he had sold it for Rs 5o more he would have gained 5% . Find the cost price of chair.
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### Finding percentage of a dollar amount

I'm working with a website that can be used to pay contractors on my behalf, instead of requiring them to submit to me their W9 for taxes. The website takes $2.75\%$ in processing fees. If I'm ...
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I have some clarification regarding any equation to do some logic like Buy 2 Get 3 Offer with repeat (means if i buy 4 then 6 to be off) If i add 2 quantities of product to cart then another 3 ...
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### How do I find what $100\%$ is, if $15\%$ is $250,000$?

I am doing a budget planning and got problem with this question: How do I find what $100\%$ is, if $15\%$ is $250,000$? Is it $$\frac{250,000}{15} \times 100?$$
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### Spending and left over amount/percentages

Question 1) Cam would like to spend some of his money on friends. Of the 350 dollar budget he was given, he has to spend 75.00 dollars on office supplies, 10.00 dollars per person for an entrance fee ...
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### How many applicants need to apply in order to meet the hiring target?

Cam needs to hire $30$ new employees. Ten percent $(10\%)$ of applicants do not meet the basic business requirements for the job, $12\%$ of the remaining applicants do not pass the pre-screening ...
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### Percent Problem with different answers

We have 81% of our team here today and we have 16 team members. How many members are missing today? A) 2 B) 3 C) 4 D) 12 E) 13 My answer: I did $(0.81)(16) = 12.96$ Rounding up that would give us E)...
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### Profit Percentage where my expense is Zero

If I charge 200 dollars from person "A" for a service and if I get that service done from person "B" for 100 dollars. Then what is my profit percentage for the following scenarios? Person "A" pays ...
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### subtracting percent of a starting number.

Maybe this is simple but i cant seem to figure it out. I now have a value of 6417 That is after a 75% increase. So what was the number before the increase? and what equation was used to solve this? ...
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### problem on mixture and alligation - mixing water and milk and finding profit percentage

I solved it and getting answer as 200% My calculations are water: x milk 2x cost price: 2x*7=14x selling price: 3x*7*2=42x profit : 28x percentage profit : 28x/14x * 100 = 200% Am I correct?
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A dishonest merchant makes a 10% profit at the time of buying and a 5% loss at the time of selling the goods he/she trades. By doing so if the said merchant made a profit of $900 on a particular ... 0answers 38 views ### Money over time If I invest$1000$dollars, I make$10$% of that on day one. The next day I take the amount I had plus the profit, and invest it making$10$% of that. How can I calculate the amount it will be after$...
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$6 \text{ kg}$ if a salt solution contains $40\%$ of salt by weight. How many kilogram of salt must be added to obtain a solution containing $60\%$ of salt by weight? I have trouble ...
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### Optimal Way To Get Unique Results Given Two Options of Selecting

sorry for the vague title. I've got this problem I've been working on solving. It is as follows: Imagine there are a an infinite amount of gumballs with 12 different colors with an equal chance of ...
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### How to calculate top percentage of a dataset?

I'm no math expert: on the contrary. I have a huge dataset -- think 100.000 records. Each contains a value between 235 and 2689. Let's say I have a score of 1860. How do I find out how I rank against ...
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### How to find a pattern

I have a list of objects. Each object has $3$ values that will have a value from $0$ to $100$. I want to know how iI be able to find the pattern that is most common in that list. Object 1: 1-2-3 ...
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### How to calculate volume change from price and gross margin?

I have a matrix that looks like this: ...
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### How to find percentage change between original and final BPM

I am working on a random beat generator and one of the things it does is randomly select the BPM (beats per minute) from a database in between 50 and 200 BPM. The starting BPM of the files will ...
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### Is 32x equivalent to 320%?

Ok, I know that might be a silly question, even completely dumb. I'm not good at maths and this question came to my mind : I use 2 pixel softwares, in the first you can choose the export quality by ...
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### How do we convert annual growth rate to daily growth rate?

Let's say we have an annual growth rate of $2 \%$, then $p=p_0(1.02)^Y$ where $Y$ is time in years. Would it be safe to say $p=p_0(1.02)^{D/365}$ where $D$ is the time in days (assuming a year is ...
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### Where would this be on a range? ($0$ to $100\%$) Algebra [closed]

Ok, we have two expressions: $30x + 1500$ $19x + 9000$ The first thing to note is, the first expression is $100\%$ and the second expression is $0\%$. The second thing is to note in all of ...
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### Contribution percentage of terms in a multiplication

I have the following measured in two different moments (i - for initial and f - for final) $A = B \times C$ For any variable X, I have: $\Delta X = X_{f}/X_{i}-1$ Now what I would like to do is ...
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### Adding up percentage point contributions to a percentage change

In the constructed example below how would I work out the percentage point (ppt) contributions of factors A and B to growth of the main series between periods 1 and 5? ...
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### How to calculate a group percentage?

In a classroom, there are 8 desks equally arranged in two columns (i.e. each column has four desks). Each desk can accommodate 2 people and there are eight boys and eight girls in total. When two ...
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### Taxes calculations on goods: there is something I'm missing

Lets say I have a good that costs 1000 Eur including taxes and that the applied tax rate is 22%. ...
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### Constant difference between two percentage numbers (nonlinear)

I'm trying to figure out the correct way of detecting the difference of values based on two percentages, because my terminology is poor here is an example: The difference between two values where ...
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### Calculating percentage based on an average percentage

This is a typical question a student at any Business School have to deal with during the test. Could you please give me insight on how to solve it. What area of study should I invest in? A student ...
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### If this pattern continues what will the balance be in January 2017?

If this pattern continues what will the balance be in January 2017? I noticed every month there's a higher percentage increase but don't know how to calculate. Thank you! january- 25.29$Feb- 39.69$...
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### Average discount give for product line

I have been out of school for entirely too long to remember how to build this equation. I am trying to calculate the average discount given for our entire product line, that is sold over 4 distinct ...