Out of #125# guests invited to a wedding, #104# attended. What percentage is that?

1 Answer
Jan 7, 2017

Answer:

#83.2%#

Explanation:

"Percent" means "per hundred". That is, you are being asked how many guests attended the wedding per hundred that were invited.

You are given the "per one hundred and twenty five" value #104#.

So to calculate the percent, we need to multiply this figure by #100# and divide by #125#...

#104*100/125 = 104*(color(red)(cancel(color(black)(25)))*4)/(color(red)(cancel(color(black)(25)))*5) = 104*4/5 = 416/5 = 83.2#