Name: Cathy

Who is asking: Parent
Level: All

This isvery embarassing but since math and specifically percentages was my worst subject in school here goes. If I have a figure such as 425 and that amount represents 10% of the total amount how do I find out what the total amount is?

Thank you,

Hi Cathy,

10% of the total amount is  10/100 times the total amount. But  10/100 is  1/10, thus  1/10 times the total amount is 425. Hence the total amount is 10 times the 425 which is 4250.

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