3 is 6% of what number?

2 Answers
Apr 15, 2018

Answer:

#50#

Explanation:

#3/6=0.5# which gives #1%# of the number.

#0.5 xx 100 = 50# (which is #100%#).

Apr 16, 2018

Answer:

#6%# of #50# is #3#

Explanation:

Write equivalent fractions to form a direct proportion.
This compares the numbers with the percentages they represent.

#3/6 = x/100" "(larr"number")/(larr"percent")#

Cross multiply to get:

#6x = 3xx100#

#x = (3xx100)/6#

#x = 50#