# Percent Sleuth

## Worksheet Description

This worksheet presents students with a series of problems where they must find the missing percentage that, when applied to a given number, results in a specific outcome. Each question requires the student to reverse-engineer the problem, starting with the final result and determining what percentage of the original number would yield that answer. This approach gives students a new perspective on how percentages work, emphasizing the relationship between the numbers involved. The exercise helps students practice their math skills in a way that requires both critical thinking and calculation.

The worksheet is designed to teach students how to solve reverse percentage problems, where the goal is to determine the percentage itself rather than simply applying it. By engaging with these problems, students strengthen their ability to understand and manipulate the relationship between parts and wholes. The exercise encourages them to think critically about percentages and to approach problems from a different angle, which can deepen their overall understanding of the concept. Through repeated practice, students develop confidence in their ability to tackle percentage problems from various perspectives, making them more versatile in their mathematical reasoning.