25% of what number is 6?

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May 11, 2016

Answer:

#100% is 24.#

Explanation:

Direct proportion:

6 represents 25% of a larger number.
What number (#x#) represents #100%#?

#6/25 = x/100#

#x = (6 xx 100) /25" "larr# cross multiply

#x = 24#

OR: understand that 25% is the same fraction as one quarter.

So if ONE quarter is 6, then FOUR quarters = 4 x 6 = 24.

OR: Draw a rectangle and divide it into 4 equal parts. (each is 25% or one quarter of the total. Write 6 in each of the parts.

Total = 24.