# 46 is 8% of what number?

Jun 10, 2017

575

#### Explanation:

It helps to convert %'s to a decimal first.
Do this by dividing the % you're given by 100

$\frac{8}{100} = 0.08$

Now

$0.08 x = 46$
(Think of x as whatever number times 8% (or 0.08) would give us 46)

Dividing both sides by 0.08...

x = 575

CHECK:
Inputting our solved x-value into the original equation...

0.08(575) = 46