Explanation: Being able to quickly find the percent of a number is a valuable skill.

To find 10% of a number, simply move the decimal point 1 place to the left, or 'drop a zero'.

To find 5% of a number, find 10% and then cut it in half.

To find 15% of a number, find 10% and 5%, then add them.

To find 20% of a number, find 10% and then double it. To find 30% of a number, find 10% and then triple it. To find 40% of a number, find 10% and then multiply it by 4, etc.

Examples:

Find 15% of 60. 10% of 60 = 6 5% of 60 = 3 So, 15% of 60 = 6 + 3 = 9 Easy steps!

Find 70% of 60. 10% of 60 = 6 7 * 6 = 42. Easy steps!

Directions: For these problems you will nee to find the percent for the given number, using the tactics shown. Strive for accuracy and then strive to increase your speed. Good luck and enjoy the challenge!

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