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Finding a percentage using place value knowledge

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Last updated 26 October 2012 15:30 by NZTecAdmin

To find 10% is the same as dividing by 10.

When we divide by 10 the number gets 10 times smaller. The digits move one place to the right, e.g. 46 ÷ 10 = 4.6

Use this method to find 10% of:

Find 10% of:

  • 80
  • 75
  • 136
  • 589

Ask learners to find 5% of 24

Record students methods.

Look for methods such as finding 10% then halving to find 5%.


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