# What is 10% of 115,000?

#### Understand the Problem

The question is asking for 10% of the number 115,000. To solve this, we will calculate 10 divided by 100 and then multiply it by 115,000.

#### Answer

$11,500$
##### Answer for screen readers

The answer is $11,500$.

#### Steps to Solve

1. Calculate 10% as a decimal

To find 10% of a number, you first convert the percentage to a decimal. This is done by dividing 10 by 100.

$$\text{Decimal} = \frac{10}{100} = 0.10$$

1. Multiply by the number

Now that you have 10% as a decimal (0.10), multiply it by 115,000 to find the result.

$$10% \text{ of } 115,000 = 0.10 \times 115,000$$

1. Calculate the product

Next, perform the multiplication.

$$0.10 \times 115,000 = 11,500$$

The answer is $11,500$.

#### More Information

Calculating a percentage is a common arithmetic skill used in many real-life applications, such as budgeting, finance, and statistics. Knowing how to convert percentages to decimals is particularly useful for various calculations.

#### Tips

• Confusing the process of division and multiplication. Remember, you convert the percentage to a decimal by dividing, and then you multiply by the number.
• Not placing the decimal in the correct position. Make sure to move the decimal point to the left for percentages that are less than 100%.
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