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Add 10 Percent to a Number OR

Add 10 Percent to a Number

So how do I add 10 percent to a number and not a percentage? Here's how to do it and two easy examples.

Need

The percentage increase calculator is a useful tool if you need to calculate the increase from one value to another in terms of a percentage of the original amount. Before using this calculator, it may be beneficial for you to understand how to calculate percent increase by using the percent increase formula. The upcoming sections will explain these concepts in further detail.

In some math problems, you might know the percent increase or decrease and the new amount, and need to work out the original amount. For example, you know a bed with a \$280 sale price has been reduced by 30 percent. To work out the original price of the bed, you have to establish what percentage of the original price the sale price is. The original price is 100 percent and 30 percent has been taken off, so the sale price is 70 percent of the original price. Divide the sale price (280) by the numerical value of 70 percent, or 0.7, to work out the original price. The answer is 400, so you know the original price of the bed was \$400. (Source: sciencing.com)

Place

As your maths skills develop, you can begin to see other ways of arriving at the same answer. The laptop example above is quite straightforward and with practise, you can use your mental maths skills to think about this problem in a different way to make it easier. In this case, you are trying to find 20%, so instead of finding 1% and then multiplying it by 20, you can find 10% and then simply double it. We know that 10% is the same as 1/10th and we can divide a number by 10 by moving the decimal place one place to left (removing a zero from 500). Therefore 10% of £500 is £50 and 20% is £100.

0.225 is the fraction of staff that are managers, expressed as a decimal. To convert this number to a percentage, we need to multiply it by 100. Multiplying by 100 is the same as dividing by a hundred except you move the numbers the other way on the place values scale. So 0.225 becomes 22.5. (Source: www.skillsyouneed.com)

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