# 130% of what number is 1170?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 8, 2016

#### Explanation:

As the number has been increased by 30% to become 1170, we are expecting a number smaller than 1170 as the answer.

DO NOT be tempted to just subtract 30%. 30% of a smaller number is not the same as 30% of a larger number.

One method is to write an equation stating exactly what is asked in the question. "130% of some number is 1170."

OR, by direct proportion:

[Quick check: 130% =1.3 so