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# What is 15 percent of 50 + Solution with Free Steps

**15 percent of 50 is equal to 7.5. To get this answer, simply multiply the factor 0.15 by 50. **

The calculation of **15 percent of 50** can be analyzed into many scenarios which involve the proportion of **15%.** Let’s say you ran into a fine of **50** dollars, and suddenly the person giving the penalty says if you pay the fine now you’ll get a **15%** discount. So if you know how to compute** 15% of 50, **you can easily sum up the fine**.** thus saving you **7.5** bucks, which is in fact **15% of 50.** So based on this imagination, such problems can be rather handy in daily routines.

Except for this simple and straightforward solution, an **in-depth illustration **is given below which will allow you to understand the answer.

**What is 15 percent of 50?**

**The 15 percent of 50 is equal to the number 7.5. To compute this answer quickly, just multiply the fraction 0.15 by the number 50.**

The same answer can be achieved by taking the fraction **15/100** and multiplying it by **50.** The final solution will come out to be **7.5 **when you solve the equation.

**How To Calculate 15 percent of 50?**

The following steps are taken in finding the percent value of the given quantity:

**Step 1**

First, describe **15 percent of** **50** in terms of an **arithmetic** form:

15 percent of 50 =** 15% x 50**

**Step 2**

We know that **percentage sign %** is equal to **1/100**.

Use the above equation thus,

15 percent of 50 =** (15 /100) x 50**

**Step 3**

Next, simplifying the above equation gives:

15 percent of 50 =** (15 x 50) / 100**

**Step 4**

Cutting the common terms:

15 percent of 50 =** (15 x 5) / 10**

**Step 5**

Multiplying **15** and **5** to get **75**:

15 percent of 50 =** 75 / 10**

**Step 6**

Further simplifying:

15 percent of 50 =** 7.5**

Therefore, **15 percent of** **50**** is equivalent to 7.5**

The graph shown below displays **15 percent of** **50.**

The above pie chart contains two slices but the total surface area of the circle is **50,** from which the **orange slice **shows **15%,** whereas the **green slice **represents the remaining **85%** **of 50. **The rest of the **85%** is equal to **42.5 **as **50 – 7.5 = 42.5**.

*All the Mathematical drawings/images are created using GeoGebra.*