# I need help on problems like -8*29 i don't understand what to do.

i also need help with finding the percent of a number.

## If you remove 8 boxes from the back seat of our car and each box contained 29 apples, then your car would lose (lose means negative) 8 times 29 apples

If you do not have a calculator then:
29 = (20 + 9)
so
-8 * 29 = -8 (20 + 9)
which is
-160 - 72
which is
-232
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to take for example 5.5 % of something, move the decimal point two units left (divide the percent by 100) and multiply
5.5 % is .055
so 5.5 % of 1000 is
.055 * 1000 = 55

## When you multiply a negative and a positive, the answer is always in the negative. So ...

8 x 29 = 232

... and since it's really -8, the answer is -232.

I didn't learn the theories; I just learned the processes. They work just fine; then you can learn the theories later!

## To solve the problem -8*29, you need to perform the operation of multiplication. Here's how you can approach it:

1. Start by multiplying the ones place: 8 * 9 = 72.
2. Write down the 2 in the ones place and carry over the 7 to the tens place.
3. Multiply the tens place: -7 * 9 = -63.
4. Add the carried over 7: -63 + 7 = -56.
5. Write down the -56 in the tens place.

Putting it all together, the result of -8 * 29 is -232.

Now, let's move on to finding the percent of a number. To calculate the percent of a number, you need to follow these steps:

1. Identify the percentage value you are working with. For example, if you want to find 25% of 80, the percentage is 25.
2. Convert the percentage to a decimal. Divide the percentage by 100. So, 25% becomes 0.25.
3. Multiply the decimal by the number you want to find the percent of. In this example, multiply 0.25 by 80.

Here's the calculation:
0.25 * 80 = 20

Therefore, 25% of 80 is 20.