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Old 03-04-2013, 13:20
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Can anyone tell me how to work out percentages please as im getting stuck.

This is for a works lotto syndicate and there are 12 members, im fine with 10 members, a simple 10% each but now two more have joined and im stumped. Is there a simple way to work them out via a calculator which someone is willing to share ?

Thanks.
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Old 03-04-2013, 13:22
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100 divided by twelve.
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Old 03-04-2013, 13:25
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Can anyone tell me how to work out percentages please as im getting stuck.

This is for a works lotto syndicate and there are 12 members, im fine with 10 members, a simple 10% each but now two more have joined and im stumped. Is there a simple way to work them out via a calculator which someone is willing to share ?

Thanks.
Divide the cost (or the winnings) by 12 to determine your share.
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Old 03-04-2013, 13:28
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Just to add: what you are asking is not a percentages question, you are asking how do you divide someting into 12 equal parts, it's a division question and its answered by claritana above. The advice about dividing 100 by 12 although well intended is wrong (sorry to that poster)
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Old 03-04-2013, 13:29
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If you'll be buying the same number of tickets (or scratchcards, or whatever) then you should divide the total cost by twelve now instead of by ten.

On the other hand, you might decide that each person will contribute the same amount as before and with the extra money from the two new members you'll buy a few more tickets.

Any winnings should now be divided by twelve instead of by ten.

Sorry if I'm missing something but I don't think percentages are involved here really, except I suppose you could say that all sums of money per member should now 8.3333% of the total (100/12, as the previous poster said).
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Old 03-04-2013, 13:54
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you could get a couple of members to drop out, so you are back to 10.
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Old 03-04-2013, 14:03
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Just to add: what you are asking is not a percentages question, you are asking how do you divide someting into 12 equal parts, it's a division question and its answered by claritana above. The advice about dividing 100 by 12 although well intended is wrong (sorry to that poster)
i took the question as the OP wanting to know how to work out a percentage so that's what I did.
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Old 03-04-2013, 14:06
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Can anyone tell me how to work out percentages please as im getting stuck.

This is for a works lotto syndicate and there are 12 members, im fine with 10 members, a simple 10% each but now two more have joined and im stumped. Is there a simple way to work them out via a calculator which someone is willing to share ?

Thanks.
What do you need to be turned into a percentage?
If you need one out of twelve as a percentage it is 8.33%

Simply put 1/12 and multiply by 100.

Don't they teach this in Primary school?

If you want to work out how much of the winnings each person gets, it is the total multiplied by 0.0833.
eg. If the prize was £1,000,000 then each person gets 1,000,000 x 0.0833 = £83,300
Alternatively you could just divide £1,000,000 by 12 to get the same answer.

Seriously though, this is primary school maths.
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Old 03-04-2013, 14:07
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Can anyone tell me how to work out percentages please as im getting stuck.

This is for a works lotto syndicate and there are 12 members, im fine with 10 members, a simple 10% each but now two more have joined and im stumped. Is there a simple way to work them out via a calculator which someone is willing to share ?

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1/12 x 100

Bob's your uncle.
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Old 03-04-2013, 14:09
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i took the question as the OP wanting to know how to work out a percentage so that's what I did.
Erm, no, you didn't actually work out a percentage of anything.
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Old 03-04-2013, 14:11
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Erm, no, you didn't actually work out a percentage of anything.
No, I told them how to, on a calculator , as requested.
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Old 03-04-2013, 14:12
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No, I told them how to, on a calculator , as requested.
No, you didn't. Percentages always require a multiplication as well as a division.
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Old 03-04-2013, 14:14
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Crikey, I hope that the workplace where this syndicate runs doesn't require any basic 6 year olds maths...
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Old 03-04-2013, 14:15
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No, you didn't. Percentages always require a multiplication as well as a division.
But there's no figure to multiply with as yet? I told them how to work out what percentage of any stake or winning each of the twelve would be accountable for.
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Old 03-04-2013, 14:17
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No, you didn't. Percentages always require a multiplication as well as a division.
Actually 100/12 is the same as 1/12 x 100 so he's correct. If you remember how to multiply fractions, a twelfth times 100 is 100/12
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Old 03-04-2013, 14:18
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But there's no figure to multiply with as yet? I told them how to work out what percentage of any stake or winning each of the twelve would be accountable for.
Never mind. Too late in the evening to explain.

Night night.
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Old 03-04-2013, 14:18
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No, you didn't. Percentages always require a multiplication as well as a division.
Except that when youíre multiplying by 1 itís a bit redundant.
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Old 03-04-2013, 14:19
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No, you didn't. Percentages always require a multiplication as well as a division.
The OP managed to work out what 10% means so presumably they could similarly use Teddy's 8.333333% in the same way. In this way they would have the multiplication part covered. If not then perhaps the members of their syndicate need to choose a different secretary.

Never mind. Too late in the evening to explain.

Night night.
Looking forward to it.
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Old 03-04-2013, 14:23
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Can anyone tell me how to work out percentages please as im getting stuck.
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Old 03-04-2013, 14:25
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Never mind. Too late in the evening to explain.

Night night.
Sleep well.
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Old 03-04-2013, 14:40
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Crikey, I hope that the workplace where this syndicate runs doesn't require any basic 6 year olds maths...
I thought perhaps it was a syndicate of teachers at a primary school...
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Old 03-04-2013, 14:51
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No, you didn't. Percentages always require a multiplication as well as a division.
Easy to work out just by multiplying for example 60% of 90 is 6x9 = 54, 6% of 90 is 0.6x9 = 5.4. Its harder with odd numbers but the same applies.
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Old 03-04-2013, 15:20
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Easy to work out just by multiplying for example 60% of 90 is 6x9 = 54, 6% of 90 is 0.6x9 = 5.4. Its harder with odd numbers but the same applies.
What you say is technically correct, although i'd be concerned that someone who struggled with percentages might not understand why 60% of 90 is 6 x 9 and just get more confused.

Percentages are not difficult when you understand that a percent is just a hundredth of something.

To use your examples and expand them a bit for clarity:

60% of 90 = 60/100 x 90 = 0.6 x 90 = 6 x 9 = 54

6% of 90 = 6/100 x 90 = 0.06 x 90 = 0.6 x 9 = 5.4

It isn't any harder with "odd" numbers (so long as you have a calculator)

e.g. 19.38 % of 87.4 = 19.38/100 x 87.4 = 0.1938 x 87.4

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Old 03-04-2013, 15:32
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i took the question as the OP wanting to know how to work out a percentage so that's what I did.
Yes. Unfortunately his question was misleading, in fact he asked two questions in one, mistakenly believing they were one and the same thing. He asked how do you wrok out percentages, then how do you share something across 12 people. Your answer told him what 12 is as a percentage of 100. It didn't solve his real problem , which was how to share something across 12 people.
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Old 03-04-2013, 15:42
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Yes. Unfortunately his question was misleading, in fact he asked two questions in one, mistakenly believing they were one and the same thing. He asked how do you wrok out percentages, then how do you share something across 12 people. Your answer told him what 12 is as a percentage of 100. It didn't solve his real problem , which was how to share something across 12 people.
I thought they might want the actual % for something. God know what but that's how it came across to me.

Surely everyone knows how to divide something by twelve on a calculator?
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