So, you want to buy that sports car?

Well, that requires quite a lot of saving up!

You'll need to start putting some money away from that part-time job of yours.

You can't save it all as you want some money for other things, so the best thing to do is to save a **percentage of your earnings**.

Remember, percent just means **out of 100**, so **100% means the full amount**.

This month you've been paid **£320** and you can afford to save **25%** of this.

Grab your calculator: input **320** and multiply by this by **0.25**.

Did you get** £80**?

**0.25** means we do not want to find the whole amount, hence the zero.

We just want **25%** of the whole (which is **1**).

This works for any percentage, let's take a look:

**10%** of **625** = 625 × 0.10 = **62.50**

**15% **of **328** = 15 × 0.15 = **49.40**

**53%** of **497** = 497 × 0.53 = **263.41 **

**Take note:**

When finding a percentage that is** less than 10**, you can use multipliers such as** 1%** = 0.01, **2%** = 0.02, **3%** = 0.03, etc.

When finding a percentage that is **over 10**, such as **17.5%**, you should use the multiplier 0.175.

In this activity, we will find percentages of amounts by multiplying using a decimal.

You will want to have a calculator handy to help you, as these questions are designed to test your understanding of this process, not your mental maths.