The number is
Hey Sophie, you're not dumb at all. Let's break up this problem.
A percent is one-hundredth of any number. By inference, twenty percent (
Now there are three factors here:
1. The number
2. The percentage
3. The percent amount (the product)
If we know any two of these, the third can be calculated easily. We can use the formula:
where n=number, p=percent, and a=percent amount.
From the data you have given, we know p (
Reduce the fraction
Multiply both sides by
Hence the number is