# 120 is what percent of 40?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 9, 2016

120 is 300% of 40.

#### Explanation:

Let's call the percent we are looking for

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore x% can be written as

When dealing with percents the word "of" means "times" or "to multiply".

Putting this altogether we can write this equation and solve for