# 3 Steps To Solve Percentage Problems In IBPS Clerk Exam

In this post, we have discussed a smart technique which will help you solve percentage problems within 3 steps and helps you save time in IBPS Clerk Exams.

IBPS Clerk is an exam in which your speed and accuracy play a major role. However, accuracy is gained through practice but speed? Speed only comes with the application of smart tricks.

These smart tricks are the tricks which don't follow a lengthy procedure like the conventional methods. They are crisp and short which helps you save a lot of time in IBPS Clerk 2017.

In this post, a smart trick is discussed with you, which will help you solve percentage problems in just 3 steps without the use of any formula.

### Smart Trick To Solve Percentage Problems in IBPS Clerk

Step 1: Convert the percentage into fraction
Step 2: Increase/decrease the fraction
Step 3: Convert the new fraction into the percentage

### Example 1: Smart Trick To Solve Percentage Problems in IBPS Clerk Exam

Question: If A’s salary is 25% more than that of B, then by what percent is B’s salary less than that of A?

When you read this question, your mind automatically triggers the answer as 25%. Stop right there before you mark the option.

For example, Ram’s salary is 30,000 and his salary increases to 60,000 i.e. 100% increment. But suppose his salary decreases from 60,000 to 30.000 then we say that the salary has decreased 50%.

Smart Technique to solve Percentage Problems

Step 1: Convert the percentage into fraction

25% = 1/4th

Step 2: Increase the fraction

We need to increase the percentage since B’s salary is less than A. Now, you might wonder, by how much are you suppose to increase and how?

Increase the denominator by the value of the numerator.

1/ 4: 1/ (4 + 1) = 1/5

Step 3: Convert the fraction into percentage

1/5 * 100 = 20%

Solution: 20%

### Example 2: Smart Trick To Solve Percentage Problems in IBPS Clerk Exam

Question: If A’s salary is 25% less than that of B, then by what percent is B’s salary more than that of A?

Smart Technique to solve Percentage Problems

Step 1: Convert the percentage into fraction

25% = 1/4th

Step 2: Reduce the fraction

We need to reduce the percentage since B’s salary is less than A. Reduce the denominator by the value of the numerator.

1/ 4 : 1/ (4 -1) = 1/3

Step 3: Convert the fraction into percentage

1/ 3 = 33.33%

Solution: 33.33%

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