• You calculate it buy taking the percentage (3) and moving the decimal over two spots to the left (0.03). You then take this number and multiply it by the value you're calculating. 0.03 X 8000 = 240
• 240 If you do not understand decimals or percentages just take away the two zeros which will give you the 1% and then multiply by the percentage that you want in this case 3%
• does moving the percentage over two spots to the left wok for all numbers?
• Percent means "out of a hundred", and I always thought the sign kind of gives the game away by having the one and two zeros right in front of you. when you have a percentage the first thing you do is divide by one hundred (move the decimal point as suggested by drublic). Then you multiply by whatever the percentage is, so x%of y is (y/100)*x.
• You can also think of 3% as the fraction 3 --- 100 That leaves you with 3 x 8000 ---------- 100 Cancel the zeros out and you'll be left with 3 x 80 ---------- 1
• The way I learnt which is a bit longer than everyone elses, but easier to work out in your head is 8000/100= 1% 1%=80 80x3=240 Always works and easy to see your working out
• It's easy the answer is 240.and let me tell u this if u wanna calculate any percentage of a number(in this case 8000) u just have divide it with 100 and multiply it with the number of percentage(in this case 3).But u must learn multiplication very well to do this process quickly.Try this if u practice this well u will be able to do it with ease.
• I find the easiest way to find a percent like that is to work it out in 2 steps. 1% of 8000 = 80 80 x 3 (%) = 240
• You can also think of it this way. Start with 1% anytime you don't know the answer and think of it as .01 then you will always take two zeros off the end. If it is 8000 then 1% is 80, if it is 10,000 then 1% is 100, if it is 100,000 then 1% is 1000. OK, now take that "1%" of the number you are looking for and mutiply that "1%" by the real percentage whether it is 3%, 5%, 17%, 92% or any percentage and use the whole number to multiply. (Example 1: 3% of 8000; so 1% = .01 X 8000 = 80, therefore 3 X 80 = 240. Example 2: 17% of 90,000; so 1% = .01 X 90,000 = 900, therefore 17 x 900 =15,300 ) Hope this helps.
• 3 per hundred .then for 8000 it is 3/100x8000
• HappyJeans and boredasmustard were right on. Both tell how to do it fast in your head. If the number stumps you, then first imagine 10%, which is the easiest of anything, just move the decimal one place, i.e.: 8000 -> 800 (10%) And do it again for 1%: 8000 -> 800 -> 80 (1%) Then just multiply by the number of 1%'s (in this case, 3): 8000 -> 800 -> (80) x 3 -> 240 This goes MUCH faster in one's head (milliseconds, actually), and can be extrapolated for any series of similar problem types. Have fun!
• Drop 2 zeroes from 8000. 80 drop the decimal and 0 to .03 = 3 3*80=240
• Easiest way: Forget the zeroes/decimals for a second. Just multiply 3 times 8. You get 24. So you know the answer is based on 24 x 10^whatever. Does 2400 make sense? Nope, you think, too big a chunk of 8000. You think then, hmmm that looks like 30%. Move the decimal one place down to get the correct answer of 240. Seems slow but works very well, and you get very quick at it.. Combine very simple math with reasonability check. Example: 4% of 220? No problem. 4x22=88... which is obviously more than a 4% chunk of 220, so back it off a power of 10 to 8.8.
• You know, all of those responses took far too long to explain. Anytime you want a percent, take the left number and multiply it by the leftmost number of the number. So 3% of 8000.. just think 3 x 8 = 24 Then the only thing missing is how many zeros you add. In this case, only one zero is missing, so you add it to 24 to make it 240. Easy! http://www.dataentryreviews.com http://www.themortgageloanratesource.com
• 240. To find 1 percent, divide 8000 by 100 = 80 (remove the last 2 zeros, in this case). Alternatively, imagine moving the numbers 2 places to the right, to find 1 per cent. Multiply 80, (1 percent) by 3, (required percentage), = 240.
• 240.. 3%=.03, two decimal spaces to the left 3x8=24 and 3x8000=24000, two decimal spaces to the left is 240
• 240
• 3% over 100% equals X over 8000. Cross multiply 8000 and 3 which equals 24000 then divide it by 100. The answer would be 240.