How to Estimate the Percent of a Number


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Which of the following statements is true regarding percents?

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1. Which of the following are the steps in calculating n percent of x?

2. Which of the following is a step in estimating n percent of x?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Odds are you've been in the situation where you've had to try to figure out how much to leave for a tip, and were left trying to calculate something like 17% of $51.64. This assessment was made to test your understanding of an alternative solution, estimating.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this assessment you will test your understanding regarding:

  • The steps used to calculate percentages
  • Steps used to estimate percentages
  • Skills estimating percentages

Skills Practiced

Some other abilities tested with this assessment include:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding estimation and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to estimate percentages
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems that will ask you the difference between actual percentages and estimate percentages

Additional Learning

If you need to reinforce your understanding of the material covered in the assessment, study the lesson How to Estimate the Percent of a Number. After this lesson you should have a better understanding of:

  • What percentages represent
  • How estimation can be helpful
  • Example problems that feature a vacation scenario