# 40 is what percent of 32?

##### 2 Answers

40 is

#### Explanation:

First, lets call the percent we are looking for "p".

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

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

Putting this altogether we can write this equation and solve for

125%.

#### Explanation:

Translate from words to math:

#40=(32x)/100#

#(40xx100)/32=x#

#125=x#

You can also think of it as this:

32 is like our whole. It's like our 100%. So 32 is to 100% as 40 is to what percent?