If I bought an item for $289 and it retails for $648, what was my percentage savings?

How do I figure this out on a calculator that has a % sign.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Rod

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Since I don't use the percent sign. Here is instead a MUCH easier way. Divide the price you bought it for (289) by the original price (648). This gives you the percentage that 289 is with respect to 648 if you just read off the first two decimal places. When you divide one number by another it will tell you how many times they 'fit' for the purpose of explaining it. That is also essentially what a percentage is out of 100 parts. so when you divide one number by another, you will get a decimal answer, just multiply it by 100 (or just take the first two decimals) and that is percent saved (percent different). Note that if the first value is LARGER than the second, you will have a percentage of over 100%.

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If result is positive it is an increase. If result is negative it is decrease

For your case

% increase=28.298%=28.30%

Compare the definition above with the inflation measure and decide if they are the same.

Dec 30, 2013 | Office Equipment & Supplies

An item costs 46.79 after 20% was taken off the original price so:
x-.2x = 46.79
.8x = 46.79
x = 58.49

May 15, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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May 03, 2011 | Samsung SCX-4300 Monochrome Laser...

1÷1700 expressed as a decimal is 0.000588235, which is 5.882...×10^-4. [NB not 10^4]

To convert this to a percent, remember that "per cent" means "per 100" which also means "divide by 100". To keep the answer correct, if you are dividing by 100 you must also multiply by 100.

The get the answer in percent, you must therefore multiply the previous answer by 100 to get**0.00588235 percent**. (or 5.882...×10^-2 percent).

To convert this to a percent, remember that "per cent" means "per 100" which also means "divide by 100". To keep the answer correct, if you are dividing by 100 you must also multiply by 100.

The get the answer in percent, you must therefore multiply the previous answer by 100 to get

Mar 30, 2011 | Casio FX83ES Scientific Calculator

Answer A:

45 dozen: 12 x 45 = 540

Destroyed: 15% of 540 = 540 x (15/100) = 81

Remaining: 540 - 81 = 459

A profit of 265 means that 459 items must sell at 2700+265=2965 naira or 2965/459=6.46 naira approximately.

Cost per item = 6.46 or 6.5 naira approximately

Answer B:

Cost = 800 naira

8 spoilt. Remaining = 200 - 8 = 192 OR 16 dozen (12x16=192)

Selling price: 60 naira per dozen = 60 x 16 = 960 naira

Profit made (selling price - cost price) = 960 - 800 = 160 naira. Percent profit = Profit/cost x 100 = 160/800 x 100 = 20%

Percentage profit = 20%

45 dozen: 12 x 45 = 540

Destroyed: 15% of 540 = 540 x (15/100) = 81

Remaining: 540 - 81 = 459

A profit of 265 means that 459 items must sell at 2700+265=2965 naira or 2965/459=6.46 naira approximately.

Cost per item = 6.46 or 6.5 naira approximately

Answer B:

Cost = 800 naira

8 spoilt. Remaining = 200 - 8 = 192 OR 16 dozen (12x16=192)

Selling price: 60 naira per dozen = 60 x 16 = 960 naira

Profit made (selling price - cost price) = 960 - 800 = 160 naira. Percent profit = Profit/cost x 100 = 160/800 x 100 = 20%

Percentage profit = 20%

Oct 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

ok. first things first, percent mens, out of 100. you simply replace the percent with fractions. say you have $400. your workers get 20% of the money made each day. 20 out of 100=1/5 of 100.so your workers get 1/5 of the money which is 400 divided by 5 wich equals 80. i hope this helps. if you still have trouble, serch on the internet for the formula for calculating percent.

Aug 05, 2010 | Adler Royal Royal 1228 Calculator

Hi. Try this steps on using your math calculator for the percentage function.

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Step 1. Note that not all calculators behave the same way as far as the percentage key is concerned. Thus, test the examples in this article on your calculator. If your calculator does not have the percent key or does not behave in the way described here, don't despair - you can still use it to calculate percentages, it's just that you will have to press a few more buttons.

Step 2. Let's calculate a tip on your restaurant bill. Suppose your bill happens to be $64.35 and you would like to leave 15% tip.

Type the following into your calculator: 64.35 * 15 %

Answer: 9.6525 or $9.65 after rounding.

Most simple calculators will give an answer right here without having to press the = sign. If yours does not, press = and see if you get the right answer.

Alternatively, you can calculate this percentage by typing in

64.35 * 15 / 100 or 64.35 * 0.15

Thus, you may have observed that all that the percent key did here was division by a hundred.

Step 3. Let's calculate a grade percentage - say you got 34 out of a maximum of 40 points.

To figure out your grade percentage type in: 34 / 40 %

Answer: 85

Alternatively, without the percent key: 34 / 40 * 100

Step 4. Let's calculate a sale price on those shoes that originally cost $139, but are now discounted by 35%.

On your calculator type in: 139 - 35 % =

Answer: 90.35 or $90.35

This calculation is amazingly easy with the percent key! Alternatively, you would first have to calculate what the 35% of the $139 is and then subtract it from 139:

139 * 35 / 100 = 48.65

139 - 48.65 = 90.35

Hope This Helps

Hope This Helps

Step 1. Note that not all calculators behave the same way as far as the percentage key is concerned. Thus, test the examples in this article on your calculator. If your calculator does not have the percent key or does not behave in the way described here, don't despair - you can still use it to calculate percentages, it's just that you will have to press a few more buttons.

Step 2. Let's calculate a tip on your restaurant bill. Suppose your bill happens to be $64.35 and you would like to leave 15% tip.

Type the following into your calculator: 64.35 * 15 %

Answer: 9.6525 or $9.65 after rounding.

Most simple calculators will give an answer right here without having to press the = sign. If yours does not, press = and see if you get the right answer.

Alternatively, you can calculate this percentage by typing in

64.35 * 15 / 100 or 64.35 * 0.15

Thus, you may have observed that all that the percent key did here was division by a hundred.

Step 3. Let's calculate a grade percentage - say you got 34 out of a maximum of 40 points.

To figure out your grade percentage type in: 34 / 40 %

Answer: 85

Alternatively, without the percent key: 34 / 40 * 100

Step 4. Let's calculate a sale price on those shoes that originally cost $139, but are now discounted by 35%.

On your calculator type in: 139 - 35 % =

Answer: 90.35 or $90.35

This calculation is amazingly easy with the percent key! Alternatively, you would first have to calculate what the 35% of the $139 is and then subtract it from 139:

139 * 35 / 100 = 48.65

139 - 48.65 = 90.35

Hope This Helps

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Type 100 x 20%, and then hit the minus button

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