# 2.6 is 6.5% of what number?

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See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

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

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

2.6 is 6.5% of

2.6 is 6.5% of 40

#### Explanation:

The formula of percentage is

here you want to find the whole so

2.6 is 6.5% of 40