30% of $8.00 is $2.40.
If you are buying something that costs $8.00 and it is 30% off, you will pay $5.60 and save $2.40.
If you need to find 30% of 8, you first convert the percentage "30%" to its decimal form, namely, the number "0.30". Always convert the percentages to decimals. Since "thirty percent of eight" tells you to multiply the 0.30 and 8, you get: (0.30)(8) = 2.40, this says that 2.40 is thirty percent of 8.
A lot of percent problems turn out to be easy to solve when you give them a little thought. In many cases, just remember the connection between percents and fractions and you’re halfway home. Learn How to Solve Percent Problems at Dummies.com.
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