# 80 us 56% of what number?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 1, 2016

80 is 56% of 142.9 rounded to the nearest 10th

#### Explanation:

First, when converting from a word problem to a math problem the word "is" is the same as equals or

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore 56% can be written as

When dealing with percents the word "of" means "times" or "to multiply".

Then, we can make "what" be or variable, let's call it

Putting this all together gives:

Solving this equation gives: