50 is 125% of what number?
I like to solve these problems by translating it into math. The key words in this question are is and of. Is can be translated to
Now we'll need to turn
So using that let's try to turn this into a problem we can solve for.
Percentage can be presented in 2 ways.
Normally written in the form as
For mathematical purposes as
Let the unknown value be
The word in the question "of" really means multiply.
This is a bit like 2 of apples
So 125% of unknown value is:
We are told that the answer to this is 50 so we have
What you do to 1 side of an equation you do to the other side.
Multiply both side by