Let us show you a secret: percent means something.
Per means for each, and cent means hundred.
If we want to find 5% of 300, we need to find “5 for each hundred”.
So, we count, 5 for the first hundred, 5 for the second hundred, and 5 for the third hundred.
5, 3 times = 15, so 5% of 300 is 15!
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