# 2.5 is what percent of 5?

Nov 14, 2016

50 percent

#### Explanation:

Let the percentage be $x$

$x$ percent of 5 = 2.5

$\frac{x}{100} \cdot 5 = 2.5$

$x = \frac{2.5 \cdot 100}{5}$

$x = 50$

So, 2.5 is 50% of 5.

Nov 14, 2016

50 %

#### Explanation:

$2.5 \cdot \frac{100}{50}$

or $\frac{2.5}{5} \cdot \frac{100}{1}$

or $\frac{25}{50} \cdot \frac{100}{1}$

or $\frac{1}{2} \cdot \frac{100}{1}$

or $\frac{100}{2}$

or 50

Nov 14, 2016

2.5 is half of 5, which is 50%

#### Explanation:

A percent that one quantity is of another can be calculated as:

"fraction" xx 100%

2.5/5 xx 100%

=1/2 xx 100%

=50%