This is where you will learn how to calculate five minus one percent (5 minus 1 percent). We will first explain and illustrate with pictures so you get a complete understanding of what 5 minus 1 percent means, and then we will give you the formula at the very end.

We start by showing you the image below of a dark blue box that contains 5 of something.

5

(100%)

1 percent means 1 per hundred, so for each hundred in 5, you want to subtract 1. Thus, you divide 5 by 100 and then multiply the quotient by 1 to find out how much to subtract. Here is the math to calculate how much we should subtract:

(5 ÷ 100) × 1

= 0.05

We made a pink square that we put on top of the image shown above to illustrate how much 1 percent is of the total 5:

The dark blue not covered up by the pink is 5 minus 1 percent. Thus, we simply subtract the 0.05 from 5 to get the answer:

5 - 0.05

=

**4.95**

The explanation and illustrations above are the educational way of calculating 5 minus 1 percent. You can also, of course, use formulas to calculate 5 minus 1%.

Below we show you two formulas that you can use to calculate 5 minus 1 percent and similar problems in the future.

**Formula 1**

Number - ((Number × Percent/100))

5 - ((5 × 1/100))

5 - 0.05

=

**4.95**

**Formula 2**

Number × (1 - (Percent/100))

5 × (1 - (1/100))

5 × 0.99

=

**4.95**

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