Name: Cathy

Who is asking: Parent

Level: All

Question:

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,

Cathy

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.

Cheers,

Penny