# Lesson 5 – Per capita

### Lesson 5 – Per capita

**Let’s try one last example.**

This time, use the per capita rate your local or employer sends to CUPE National.

The per capita rate is 0.85 per cent.

The rate converts to a decimal number like this:

0.85%

0.85

0.085

0.0085

**Here’s how you do the math using a calculator:**

0.85

÷

100

= 0.0085

#### One last example

Say you receive a monthly salary of $1,200. Here’s how you calculate the per calculation of per capita:

0.0085 x 1200 = $10.20

Try it out – I’ll wait for you.

**Try the math on the calculator yourself…**

Is your answer $10.20? Fabulous!

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