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What Is 10 Percent of 33

What Is 10 Percent of 33

What Is 10 Percent of 33

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32 is a favorite number because it is the first thing that comes to your mind when you say 10 percent. The number is easy to remember, has a nice sound, and is easily pronounced. Equal half of one, two, two and two, it is a number with a lot of decimal places. And it’s also the point in the window where you calculate how many months it would take to accumulate $1 million. But what would someone do with that number?

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Question: You have found your aunt’s freshly baked cookies vault which, she just baked! She told you not to eat more than 33 cookies from those, and you ended up eating 330 of them! What percent of the cookies have you eaten? (Source: percentage-calculator.net)

Answer

When you are working in a role where you might deal frequently with taxes (for example in accountancy or the building trade), having a quick and easy way to calculate the tax in your head is very useful. In the UK, when VAT and CIS (Construction Industry Scheme) taxes are 20%, a handy mental maths hack is to work out 10% (move the decimal point one place to the left) and then double your answer to get 20%.

There are many ways of calculating your discount and final purchase price. One way is to multiply 33 dollars by 10 percent, and then divide the answer by one hundred, then deduct that result from the original price. See illustration below: (Source: researchmaniacs.com)

 

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