# 0.5% of what is 250?

Nov 5, 2016

$50000$

#### Explanation:

Let the number be $x$

Then $\frac{0.5}{100} \cdot x = 250 \mathmr{and} x = 250 \cdot \frac{100}{0.5} = 50000$

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

Nov 5, 2016

50,000

#### Explanation:

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

Therefore 0.5% can be written as $\frac{0.5}{100}$

Then we can write this problem as:

$\left(\frac{0.5}{100}\right) o f x = 250 \implies \left(\frac{0.5}{100}\right) x = 250$

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

$100 \left(\frac{0.5}{100}\right) x = 250 \cdot 100$

$0.5 x = 25000$

$\frac{0.5 x}{0.5} = \frac{25000}{0.5}$

$x = 50000$