Notice that we will translate a sentence into an equation.
Now that we have the strategy to refer to, and have practiced solving basic percent equations, we are ready to solve percent applications.
Once you translate the sentence into a percent equation, you know how to solve it.
We will update the strategy we used in our earlier applications to include equations now.
Be sure to ask yourself if your final answer makes sense—since many of the applications we'll solve involve everyday situations, you can rely on your own experience.
Percentage Problem Solving Examples
Example 6.20: Dezohn and his girlfriend enjoyed a dinner at a restaurant, and the bill was .50. If the tip will be 18% of the total bill, how much should the tip be?
As you guide your child you should also take the opportunity to explain the importance and relevance of percentage calculations: pay rises, allowance rises, interest rates, discounts on sale items etc. You can practice calculating percentages by first finding 1% (and/ or finding 10%) and then multiplying to get your final answer using this Calculating Percentages in Two Steps Worksheet.
Learning is always improved when the relevance of what is being learned is appreciated. There are also more percentage worksheets here too.
If you can tutor your child at a time that is best suited to their learning then results will improve.
For some children this will be before supper, for others it might be later in the evening and for others it might even be before breakfast!