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What is 8 percent in dollars?

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December 20, 2014 3:07AM

This depends on what you're trying to get 8% of. If it was $1.00, 8% would be $0.08.

Here's a little exercise.

Let's say there's a sale on at the local clothing store where everything is 35% off. You see a nice shirt that's normally $50, but there's no updated price sticker and you're not sure if you have enough to buy it.


Try the following math:

35 (the percentage) x 50 (the price) / 100


This will give you the amount you'll be saving. You can now take this away from the normal price and you'll have the discounted price.


Let's try it.


35 x 50 / 100 = 17.50

50 - 17.50 = 32.50


The result is $32.50, and lucky you - you have exactly that much in your wallet!