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Statistics show that the sales force of a certain company successfully closed 156 sales out of 300 sales calls. What was their percent success rated

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For percentage problems such as this, you want to divide the part by the whole and multiply by 100% to get the percentage.
In your example, you need to divide the number of "successes" (156) by the total number of "tries" (300) to get the proportion of successes. Multiply that number by 100% to get the percent of success.