# 18% of what number is 43?

Jul 19, 2016

$238.888888$

#### Explanation:

Set up a proportion

18% = 43" " while
100% = x

This gets you

$18 \times x = 100 \times 43$

$18 \times x = 4300$

Now divide both sides by $18$. The number is $x = 238. \overline{8}$ (a repeating decimal)