How to find a percentage of a number with mental math (6th grade math lesson)

We use the simple facts that 10% is 1/10 of a number, and 1% is 1/100 of a number to practice finding percentages of numbers and quantities using mental math. This is a great technique and helps you with estimations in real life.

In the second part, I solve two simple word problems involving percentages, using mental math. One is about taxes and the other is about discounts.

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