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I was supposed to get a 15% bonus from $20,469.00. I got a check for $1,538.92. What percentage is this? I know it isn't 15%, because only 10% would be $2,046. I want to be sure b4 I ask boss.

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You should have got $3,070.35 for 15%.

You got 7.52%

1582.32 divided by 20469 times 100.

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    No, not when you were diddled out of 1,500 bucks!

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It is 7.5% of the original amount. Figure the percentage: divide the smaller number by the large number and you will get the percentage. 1538.92 divided by 20469.00=0.07518296 or 7.5%,

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