# 44 is 55% of what number?

Jul 12, 2018

The number is $80$.

#### Explanation:

Let $n$ represent the number.

Convert 55% to its decimal form.

55%=55/100=0.55

Set up an equation.

$0.55 n = 44$

Divide both sides by $0.55$.

$n = \frac{44}{0.55}$

$n = 80$

Jul 12, 2018

The number is $80$

#### Explanation:

Questions involving percentages can be done by using direct proportion.

Remember that the number being referred to represents 100% while $44$ given represents 55%

Compare the numbers and the percentages:

x/100 = 44/55" "(larr"number")/(larr"percent")

$x = \frac{44 \times 100}{55}$

$x = 80$

Check: Find 55% of $80$

$\frac{55}{100} \times 80 = 44$