# 36 out of 2000 books is what percent?

Dec 1, 2016

1.8%

#### Explanation:

Consider the percentage as $x$. We can write the equation as:

$2000 \times \frac{x}{100} = 36$

$20 \cancel{00} \times \frac{x}{1 \cancel{00}} = 36$

$20 x = 36$

Divide both sides by $20$.

$x = \frac{36}{20}$

$x = 1.8$