Video: KS2-M16S • Paper 1 • Question 17

20% of 1500 = _.

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20 percent of 1500 equals what?

20 percent means 20 out of 100. Twenty hundredths are equal to one-fifth. To find a fifth of 1500, we need to divide it by five. 1500 divided by five is 300.

Another way to calculate the answer would be to find 10 percent of 1500 and then double the answer to find 20 percent. 1500 divided by 10 is 150. Double 150 is 300. So 20 percent of 1500 is 300.

We could also calculate the answer by finding one percent of 1500 and timesing this by 20. 1500 divided by 100 is 15. 15 times 20 is 300. 20 percent of 1500 equals 300.

We used three different strategies to find the answer. First, we found a fifth of 1500 by dividing 1500 by five. Next, we found 10 percent and then doubled it. Then we found one percent and multiplied this by 20 to give us the answer of 300. 20 percent of 1500 is 300.

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