Percentage of an amount video


For the 11+ and Independent School Entrance Exams, pupils need to be able to do the following percentage calculations:

  • Percentages to fractions
  • Percentages to decimals
  • Percentage of an amount
  • Increase/decrease an amount by a certain percentage
  • write one number as a percentage of another number
  • simple reverse percentages

This video shows you how to find a percentage of an amount.

We first work out 10% of the amount – divide by 10

To find 5% : divide the 10% by 2

To find 2 1/2 percent : divide 5%  by 2

To find 1% – divide the amount by 100.




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