3 is 6% of what number?

Apr 15, 2018

$50$

Explanation:

$\frac{3}{6} = 0.5$ which gives 1% of the number.

$0.5 \times 100 = 50$ (which is 100%).

Apr 16, 2018

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:

$6 x = 3 \times 100$

$x = \frac{3 \times 100}{6}$

$x = 50$