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
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.
Do you have a question about the class video, practice, or example problems? Post a picture to our FB group for immediate assistance. Be sure to include the lesson name and level in your post.
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.