# Calculating With Percent

### Samantha Kulton

## Say What?

We are studying calculating percentage. Some special types of percents we study are taxes, tips, discounts, mark ups, and commission.

## Taxes , tips and mark up. Summit County's tax sale is 6.75%. To find your tax you have to find the tax sale of your County and then you add it to your amount. A tip is a percent of a number that are in addition to the original amount. I went to Steak n' Shake and I ordered 2 banana milk shakes. They cost 7.65 for both. The tax is 6.75%. The tax was $0.52. The cost came to $8.17. I also bought some burgers. I asked how much they spent on buns for the burgers and they said $0.55. I told them I could sell them for $1.45. But I left the waiter a tip of $7.00 and my total was $15.17. | ## Discounts The way you find discount is you find the percent of the number and then you find the total amount and then you subtract it from the original amount. I went to Walmart and I got this shirt for $10.00 but it was 35% off. So it only cost $6.50. | ## Commission The way you find commission is you find the percent of the number. I am a Real estate agent and I get 4%-6% on every sale I make. |

## Taxes , tips and mark up.

Summit County's tax sale is 6.75%. To find your tax you have to find the tax sale of your County and then you add it to your amount. A tip is a percent of a number that are in addition to the original amount. I went to Steak n' Shake and I ordered 2 banana milk shakes. They cost 7.65 for both. The tax is 6.75%. The tax was $0.52. The cost came to $8.17. I also bought some burgers. I asked how much they spent on buns for the burgers and they said $0.55. I told them I could sell them for $1.45. But I left the waiter a tip of $7.00 and my total was $15.17.

## Discounts

The way you find discount is you find the percent of the number and then you find the total amount and then you subtract it from the original amount. I went to Walmart and I got this shirt for $10.00 but it was 35% off. So it only cost $6.50.