0.5% of what is 250?

2 Answers
Nov 5, 2016

Answer:

#50000 #

Explanation:

Let the number be #x#

Then #0.5/100*x=250 or x=250*100/0.5=50000#

So #0.5%# of #50000# is #250# [Ans]

Nov 5, 2016

Answer:

50,000

Explanation:

Percent or % mean "per 100" or "out of 100".

Therefore 0.5% can be written as #0.5/100#

Then we can write this problem as:

#(0.5/100) of x = 250 => (0.5/100)x = 250#

Solving for #x# while keeping the equation balanced gives:

#100(0.5/100)x = 250* 100#

#0.5x = 25000#

#(0.5x)/0.5 = 25000/0.5#

#x = 50000#