To find a percentage of a number, just multiply the number by that decimal.

In this case: 22 * 0.09

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To find a percentage of a number, just multiply the number by that decimal.

In this case: 22 * 0.09

Remember the word percent means out of a hundred, therefore 9 % can be written as 9 out of an hundred.(9/100).

9/100 of 22 = 9/100 x22. As a decimal 9/100 is 0.09 therefore the problem now is 0.09x22=1.98

Hi Cathy!

In your problem there are 2 things to consider. The "all" - which in your case is 22. And the "percent of all" - which in your case is 9.

You could think of this as a fraction: 9/22.

So how do you figure out what 9% of 22 is? First, convert 9% into a number. to do that, you move the decimal place back (to the left). So 9% becomes .09. Then multiply this by 22. .09x22= 1.98.

You can check this by estimating. 9% is tough to work with. 10% is easier. 22 is tough to work with, 20 is easier. So 10% of 20 is 2. Since 9 is smaller than 10, you know the answer has to be less than 2!

Let me know if you have any more questions or need clarification!

Hi Cathy;

9%=0.09

0.09(22)=1.98

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9% in fractions is 0.09

9% of 22 is 0.09 * 22 = 1.98 or with significant digits only, 2.0

22 * .09 = 1.98

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_{you can also think of percentages as dividing by 100 and multiplying by the percent (in this case 9) if that's easier, for instance if you had 5%. Remember dividing by 100 is just moving the decimal over 2 spaces to the left.}