# 117 is 7% of what number?

Nov 20, 2016

7% " of " 1671 3/7 = 117

#### Explanation:

This is asking "7% of what number is equal to 117?"

Let the unknown number be $x$

Write an equation to reflect what is written above in English ...

$\frac{7}{100} \times x = 117$

$x = 117 \times \frac{100}{7}$

$x = 1671 \frac{3}{7}$

If we write this as a decimal it will be $1671.429$ to 3 decimal places. However, it is a recurring decimal and will need to be rounded at some stage. Therefore it is more accurate to give the answer as a fraction.