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# How would you find 4% of £6.50?

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Orlo Spencer

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Sophia Yousaf-Zai
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Firstly to find what 1% is, divide £6.50 by 100 = 0.065 and then times that by 4 to get 4% = £0.26

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Hamza Shahid
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We know that percentages are out of 100. This means that 6.50 is 100%. In order to work out 4%, we can first work out 1%, and then multiply by 4 to get 4%. To get 1% we simply divide 6.50 by 100. This gives us 0.65. Now, we can work out the 4% we need by multiplying 0.65 by 4, which is 2.6.

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Vicky Miller
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step 1: £6.50 = 100%, so dividing it by 100 gives us 1%

6.5 ÷ 100 = 0.065

step 2: 1% x 4 = 4%, so now multiply the answer by the percent you wish to find

0.065 x 4 = 0.26

4% of £6.50 = £0.26

Francesca A
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The easiest way to find 4% is to multiply 6.50 by 0.04.

So that is:

6.50 x 0.04 = 0.26

So the answer is £0.26, or just 26p!

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Khyati
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6.50 times by 4 and divide this by 100 which would equal to £0.26

Angie
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First thing you would like to do is to convert the percentage into decimals. Which is 0.04

Then simply do 6.50 x 0.04 = 0.26

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Anoushka
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Bismark Tei Asare
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(4/100) * 6.50

4% -- 4 divided by 100.

"of" is the product expression. Thus, multiplication operator.

(4/100) * 6.50

0.04 * 6.50 = 0.26

Therefore, 4% of 6.50 is 0.25 Pounds

Shamim H
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You have Calculator and Non Calculator Method:

Non Calculator Method:

The key is you need to know how to work out 1%, you divide by 10 to work out 1%.

So 1% of £6.50 = £0.065 (money is 2 decimal places but for working out you can have more than that).

So 4% = 4 x £0.065 = £0.26 or 26p NOTE just 0.26 is not correct as you do not have the correct unit (£ or P)

Calculator Method:

The key is you need to know that the multiplier for 4% is 0.04

So 0.04 x 6.50 = 0.26 (Correct answer is £0.26 or 26p) you must have units.

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Paul S
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First find 1% by dividing by 100, the multiply by 4.

6.50 divided by 100 is 6.5p

6.5p times 4 is 26p

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David M
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This is all about knowing your powers of 10. By that I mean being able to dive or multiply by 10.

In this case I would start by finding out what 10% of £6.50 is.

You can do this by dividing £6.50 (which is 1005 of what you have) by 10, to give you 10% (as 100 divided by 10 is 10)

£6.50 / 10 = £0.65 or 65p

This is 10%, so we can now move on to find 1% by dividing this result by 10 (as 10 divided by 10 is 1)

0.65 / 10 = 0.065 0r 6.5p

so we have found 6.5p is 1%, it hopefully follows that 4% will be 4 lots of this :

4 x 6.5 = 26p

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Mary Mitchell
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Firstly, it would be helpful to find 1% which you get by dividing the number by 100. This gets you 6.5 Then we would need to times this value by 4 to find 4%. This would be 26p.

Gulgun C
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If this is a calculator question the easiest hack to find any percentage of anything on a calculator is to locate the % button, on my calculator its found by pressing 'shift' then 'ans' , yours may be different but it will be in yellow above one of the buttons meaning you will need to press shift before it.

In maths whenever you see the word 'of' you need to multiply.

So 4% of 6.50 means 4% x 6.50

using my calculator i would type :

4 'shift' 'ans' x 6.50 =

then my answer would be 0.26

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Sam Hughes
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Hi there, to answer your question

First - divide 6.5 by 100 to find 1% of £6.50

1% = 0.065

Next - simply multiply your answer by 4, to find 4%

4% = 0.26

Jessica P
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There are two ways in which I would teach this.

The first being that we know that 100% = £6.50, so we can start by finding 1%.

How do we go from 100% to 1%? (We divide by 100). Noting that whatever we do to one side of an equation we must do to the other. Therefore we must also divide £6.50 by 100, giving us £0.065 (or 6.5p).

Now we know that 1% = 6.5p, how would we find 4%?

How do we go from 1% to 4%? (We multiply by 4). Noting that whatever we do to one side of an equation we must do to the other. Therefore we must also multiply 6.5p by 4.

We now know that 4% = £0.26 or 26p.

The second way I would teach this is to ask students to find the multiplier. If 100% = a multiplier of 1. What will 4% be? It would be 0.04.

We take our original value of £6.50 and multiply it by 0.04 giving us the same answer as above, 26p.

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