# What is the EASIEST way to calculate percentages????

I’m so terrible at math and no matter how many times somebody explains it , i won’t ever understand how to calculate percentages. What is the EASIEST way to learn how?

Ex: What is 34% of 364

Things like that, everybody has their own way on explaining it and it never makes sense to me.

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• Clive
Lv 7
8 months ago

What does this have to do with personal finance?

• 8 months ago

Try typing '34% of 364' into Google.

Voila.

• 8 months ago

The way I do it is firstly look at the sum and guess roughly, 34% is about a third so looking at around 120, that gives me a guide, then I do 10 percent 3 times so 3 x 36.4 which is 109.2 then add 4 percent which is 14.56 giving you 123.76

• 8 months ago

1% of 100 is 1

10 % of 100 is 10

1% of 634 is 6.34

10% of 634 is 63.40

I hope this helps

• 8 months ago

multiply. in your example == 34.0% ==> .34 (notice how the decimal point moved over 2 places) x 364. do on paper or a calculator.

Source(s): I like math. Go figure.
• 8 months ago

Percent means divided by 100. "Percent of" means times 1/100. Example: 34% of 364 is 34 divided by 100 times 364 or 34/100 times 364.

• Anonymous
8 months ago

Doesn't get any easier than this video IMO

• Pearl
Lv 7
8 months ago

• Judy
Lv 7
8 months ago

'of' means 'times', 34% is .34 - so in your example, would be .34 times 364

• 8 months ago

To determine the percent of a number do the following steps: Multiply the number by the percent (e.g. 87 * 68 = 5916) Divide the answer by 100 (Move decimal point two places to the left) (e.g. 5916/100 = 59.16) Round to the desired precision (e.g. 59.16 rounded to the nearest whole number = 59)

Let's try your example.  364 times 34 is 12376  Divide by 100 (or just move the decimal 2 to the left) and you get 123.76.

Let's do an easy one, what is 50% of 100?  50 or course.

100 x 50 = 5000.  After the decimal move 50.00