5% of £1640
£82
50% of £206
£103
20% of £155
£31
25% of £348
£87
5% of £1100
£55
10% of £1030
£103
5% of £1300
£65
20% of £435
£87
20% of £410
£82
50% of £94
£47
5% of £140
£7
10% of £220
£22
25% of £88
£22
25% of £260
£65
5% of £2100
£105
50% of £14
£7
10% of £310
£31
10% of £470
£47
20% of £200
£40
10% of £1050
£105
10% of £550
£55
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%  This is the percent symbol.
Percent means 'out of 100'.
As 50 is half of 100, then 50% means half. To find 50% of a quantity you need to halve (or divide by two). So 50% of 6 is 3.
As 10 is one tenth of 100, then 10% means 'one tenth of'. To find 10% of a quantity you need to divide it by ten. So 10% of 800 is 80.
As 25 is one quarter of 100, then 25% means 'one quarter of'. To find 25% of a quantity you need to divide it by four. So 25% of 20 is 5.
Another way of finding 25% of a quantity is first finding 50% then dividing the result by 2.
As 33⅓ is one third of 100, then 33⅓% means 'one third of'. To find 33⅓% of a quantity you need to divide it by three. So 33⅓% of 30 is 10.
As 1 is one hundredth of 100, then 1% means 'one hundredth of'. To find 1% of a quantity you need to divide it by 100. So 1% of 800 is 8.
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