2.6 is 6.5% of what number?

2 Answers
May 15, 2018

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore 6.5% can be written as #6.5/100#.

When dealing with percents the word "of" means "times" or "to multiply".

Finally, lets call the number we are looking for "n".

Putting this altogether we can write this equation and solve for #n# while keeping the equation balanced:

#2.6 = 6.5/100 xx n#

#color(red)(100)/color(blue)(6.5) xx 2.6 = color(red)(100)/color(blue)(6.5) xx 6.5/100 xx n#

#260/color(blue)(6.5) = cancel(color(red)(100))/cancel(color(blue)(6.5)) xx color(blue)(cancel(color(black)(6.5)))/color(red)(cancel(color(black)(100))) xx n#

#40 = n#

#n = 40#

2.6 is 6.5% of #color(red)(40)#

May 15, 2018

Answer:

2.6 is 6.5% of 40

Explanation:

The formula of percentage is

#"Part"/"Whole"xx100=%#

here you want to find the whole so

#2.6/"Whole"xx100=6.5#

#260/"Whole"=6.5#

#"Whole"=260/6.5#

#"Whole" = 40#

2.6 is 6.5% of 40