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

Jan 7, 2017

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 $125$...

$104 \cdot \frac{100}{125} = 104 \cdot \frac{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{25}}} \cdot 4}{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{25}}} \cdot 5} = 104 \cdot \frac{4}{5} = \frac{416}{5} = 83.2$