### Concept (1)

Percents can be confusing, but there are methods we use to make them easier for us. Percents can be rewritten as fractions, or proportions, or as decimals. We can use multiplication and division to find percentages or portions of different items. These methods are used often in money problems and other word problems.

### Sample Problems (8)

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What is 85% of 20?

###### Problem 1
How to solve "What is x percent of?"

What percent of 108 is 9?

###### Problem 2
How to solve "What percent of x is ?"

5% of what number is 60?

###### Problem 3
How to solve "x% of what is ?"
###### Problem 4
Estimation techniques for percents, including how to mentally calculate common percentages
###### Problem 5
Finding part of a whole in a percent problems by looking at the language of "is," "of," and "what"
###### Problem 6
Finding an unknown percent by looking at the language of "is," "of," and "what"
###### Problem 7
Finding an unknown whole from a given percent by looking at the language of "is," "of," and "what"
###### Problem 8
Solving for an unknown percent by looking at the language of "is," "of," and "what"