# Question 7da8f

Nov 20, 2016

$775.08$

#### Explanation:

$968.85$ is 125% of what number?

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

$\frac{\text{is"/"of" = "%}}{100}$

$\frac{968.85}{x} = \frac{125}{100}$

Cross multiply

$125 x = 968.85 \cdot 100$

$125 x = 96885$

$\frac{125 x}{125} = \frac{96885}{125} \textcolor{w h i t e}{a a a}$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

$968.85 = 1.25 \cdot x$

$\frac{968.85}{1.25} = \frac{1.25 x}{1.25}$

$775.08 = x$