Question #7da8f

1 Answer
Nov 20, 2016

Answer:

#775.08#

Explanation:

#968.85# is #125%# of what number?

Use the formula "is over of equal percent over 100# or

#"is"/"of" = "%"/100#

#968.85/x = 125/100#

Cross multiply

#125x=968.85 * 100#

#125x=96885#

#(125x)/125=96885/125color(white)(aaa)#Divide both sides by 125

#x=775.08#

Another way to solve the problem is to first change the percent to a decimal by dividing by 100 and then to recall that "is" means equal and "of" means multiply.

#(125%)/100= 1.25#

#968.85= 1.25 * x#

#968.85/1.25 =(1.25x)/1.25#

#775.08=x#