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# How do you find whole when part and percent is known?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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12y ago

Divide 100 by the known percentage and multiply the result by the known part. This will calculate the whole.

Example:

£10 is equal to 25%.

Thus the whole = (100/25) * 10 = £40.

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