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# How would you find 120% of 550?

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Felicity Spencer

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Clara Santangelo Best Answer!

To find 120% of 550 you would need to multiply 550 by 120 and then divide it by 100 (550*120/100) which is the same as directly multiplying 550 by 1.2 as 120 divided by 100 is equal to 1.2 (550*1.2).

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Joni Chung Best Answer!

% = 1/100

so...

550 x 120% = 550 x 120/100

= 550 x 6/5

= 110 x 6

= 660

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1.2 x 550 = 660

A percentage can always be transformed to a decimal by dividing by 100

therefore 120% / 100 = 1.2

To find a percentage of a number you can always multiply the decimal version of that percentage by the number

so 1.2 x 550

EQUIVALENTLY

x 550 = 660

A percentage can always be transformed into a fraction by dividing by 100

therefore 120% / 100 = 12/10 = 6/5 (by diving top and bottom by 2)

To find a percentage of a number you can always multiply the fraction version of that percentage by the number over 1

so 6/5 x 550/1= (6 x 550) / (5 x 1) = 3,300 / 5 = 660

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Vicky Miller Best Answer!

Step 1: find 1% of the number by dividing it by 100

550 ÷ 100 = 5.5

Step 2: multiply by the percentage you want to find

5.5 x 120 = 660

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1.2 converted as a decimal (120 divide by 550)

1.2 times 550=660

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100% of £550 is £550

20% of £550 is equal to £550 divide by 5 as 20 is 100 divided by 5.

£550 divided by 5 is £110

120% would be those values added together so £550 + £110

Therefore 120% of £550 would be £660

Graeme L Best Answer!

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#### Working out 120% of 150

1. Write 120% as 120/100
2. Then since finding the fraction of a number is the same as multiplying the fraction with the number we have so calculate 120/100 x 150 = 180

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Joana Jesus Best Answer!

The easiest way is to find 10% and then times that by 12 to get 120%.

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By adding 20% of 550 to 550. So 20% 0f 550 is 110 therefore, 120% 0f 550 equal 110 + 550 = 660

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George T Best Answer!

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(10%) (20%)

550 * 0.1 = 55 * 2 = 110

Take base number (550) find out what 10% is and then times that by two

550 + 110 = 660

Finally add the two numbers together

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Shikha Moondra Best Answer!

First write 120% as 120/100 , then multiply by 550 (120/100)*550 =660 . easy

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Ciaran O'Donnell Best Answer!

Hi Felicity, there are many ways to go about this question. Personally, what helped me understand all the methods to completing this question is through this: First, take 550 and break it into 100 parts by dividing it by 100, which gives you 1% of 550. Then, since you want 120 parts or 120% of 550, you multiply your previous answer by 120.

It can be written out like this: 120% of 550 = 550/100 x 120

= 5.5 x 120

= 660

Hope this was helpful!

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Osazee Victor Igbinovia Best Answer!

This is a basic % calculation math, and the first thing to not here is % means a 100 of whatever you have. So it can be solved as dividing 550 by a 100, then multiplying it by 120. Or by dividing 120 by a 100, then multiplying it by 550. The result gotten from any of the two methods would be same = 660.

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Isabelle Kish Best Answer!

First of all we want to find what 10% of 550 is. We do this by dividing 550 by 10. 550/10=55

Then because 120/10= 12 we know that 12* 10% of 550 = 120% of 550

12*55=660

120% of 550 is 660

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Hal Mcnulty Best Answer!

Turn the percentage number into a decimal by dividing it by a hundred, and then multiply that by the number. So 120 divided by 100 turns into 1.2, and 1.2 times 550 is 660.

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