# 15% of 80 is what?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 17, 2016

#### Explanation:

*See what is asked*

So we are asked what#15%# of#80# is.*Figure out "plan of attack"*

So the best way that there seems to be to solve this problem is making a proportion.-
*Solve*

#x# is to#80# as

#15# is to#100 # (We are using

#100# because#15 %# is out of#100 %# ) -
*Cross multiply*

#x# #*# #100 = 15# #xx# #80# -
*Carry out what multiplication that can be done*

#100x# #=# #1,200# -
*Divide both sides by*#100#

#x# #=# #12#

And there is your answer,#12# .

#12# is#15%# of#80#

You can double check your answer by plugging these numbers, including

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Hope this helps!