What is 5 plus 8 percent (5 plus 8%)? Simply put, what do you get if you add 8 percent to 5? Here we will show you how to calculate 5 plus 8 percent using a two-step process.

**Step 1)**Calculate 8 percent of 5: To calculate 8 percent of 5, you multiply 8 by 5 and then divide the product you get by 100. Here is the math to illustrate:

8 x 5 = 40

40 / 100 = 0.4

**Step 2)**Add the 8 percent you calculated in Step 1 to 5. Here is the math to illustrate:

5 + 0.4 = 5.4

Therefore, the answer to "What is 5 plus 8 percent?" is:

**5.4**

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