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How to Add 30% to a Total Figure

Updated April 17, 2017

In the study of math and in your daily life, you will encounter percentage measurements that you occasionally have to add to a standard number. For example, if you go shopping and see prices marked up or down by a certain percentage, you have to add that percentage to get the total price. Calculating sales tax on an item is another example of the importance of percentage calculation. Converting percentages to numbers is a crucial step in calculating total prices or other measurements.

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  1. Divide the original figure by 10 to get a 10 per cent figure. For example, a price of £17.8 has a 10 per cent figure of £1.70.

  2. Multiply the quotient by three to get the amount for 30 per cent. Using the previous example, 10 per cent of £17.8 is £1.70. Multiplying £1.70 by 3 will give you £5.3.

  3. Add the figure you just calculated to your original number. Adding £17.8 and £5.60 gives you a total of £23.5. Therefore, adding 30 per cent to £17.8 gives you £23.5.

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About the Author

Michael O. Smathers

Michael Smathers studies history at the University of West Georgia. He has written freelance online for three years, and has been a Demand Studios writer since April 2009. Michael has written content on health, fitness, the physical sciences and martial arts. He has also written product reviews and help articles for video games on BrightHub, and martial arts-related articles on Associated Content.

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