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5 percent is 5/100, so I'd multiply 5 million by 5 to get 25 million, and divide by 100 to get 250 thousand.

If you're getting more zeroes, you may be getting 25000000, but because it's 0.05 instead of 5, you need to shift the decimal point in your result two places to the left.

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First and most important is that % means nothing else than

Next it is best to write such numbers by powers of ten: ##5000000=5,000,000 = 5\cdot 10^6##. Thus we have

$$

5000000 \cdot 0.05 = 5 \cdot 10^6 \cdot 5 \cdot \frac{1}{100} = 25 \cdot 10^6 \cdot 10^{-2} =25 \cdot10^4 = 250,000

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example: 0.125 x 1.34 = 125 x 134 = 16750 now we need to add 5 decimal places: 0.16750 or 0.15675

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