# Let's solve some more percent problems using proportions.

In this tutorial we will be solving problems involvingpercentages. Since we are still problem solving, I will use Polya’s four steps toProblemSolving as introduced in to step us through thepercentproblems in this tutorial. It is a good idea to be comfortable workingwith percents, you never know when you will be confronted withthem. Let's see how we can help you out with percents.

## This video covers how to solve percent problems using proportions.

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### This lesson shows three ways to solve percent problems.

For a complete lesson on percent word problems, go to - 1000+ online math lessons featuring a personal math teacher inside every lesson! In this lesson, students learn to solve "percent" word problems, such as the following. What is 24% of 175? Note that "what" means "x", "24%" means "24/100", "is" means "equals", "of" means "times", and "175" means "175". So this word problem can be translated into the equation x = 24/100 times 175.

### Proportions can be used to solve percent problems.

The format displayed above, "(this number) is (some percent) of (that number)", holds true for percents. In any given problem, you plug your known values into this equation, and then you solve for whatever is left.

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