# Percents Using Direct Translation

# A Little Algebra...

...Goes a long way. Did you know that you can use the skills taught in the algebra unit to turn a percent problem into a simple equation you can then rely on your algebra skills to solve. This is a great method for algebra ninjas and a simple application of algebra for newbies!

## STEP 1: WATCH THE VIRTUAL CLASS VIDEO AND TAKE NOTES

### Make sure to note the following:

You can translate simple percent problems if you know a few important phrases:

Percent: divided by 100

Is: equals

Of: times

For an unknown number, use a variable, like x

For example, after doing the division implied by the percent sign, "What is 30% of 40" translates to x = .3(40) and "18 is 20% of what" translates to 18 = 0.2x.

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## STEP 2: COMPLETE ONE LEVEL OF PRACTICE

Visualize the skill, then practice finding a simple percent of a number.

Find various percents of a number. Includes rounding skills.

Word problems featuring the skill of finding a percentage of a number.