# 175 is 35% of what number?

Oct 9, 2017

500

#### Explanation:

So you know 175 is 35% of a certain number.

35%= 175

To find this number, you need to make 35% into 100%

You can't directly multiply $35$ by anything to get straight to $100$.

Instead, you can get to $1$ by dividing $35$ by $35$ (and you do the same to other side, so divide $175$ by $35$), and then get to $100$ by multiplying both sides by $100$:

35%= 175

1%=5

100%=500

So, the number you are looking for is 500.