# Question #682d3

##### 3 Answers

25 percent of 96 is 24.

#### Explanation:

Let the number be

X=96

#### Explanation:

You have to think backwards to solve this problem. To get 24, you would multiply .25 by some number ( in this case we don't know what that number is). We are going to call that number we don't know X.

So we know,

now, we need to solve for x and we can do that by diviving 24 by .25. You're going to get 96.

#x=96#

#### Explanation:

Let the Unknown number be

Then form an equation like this

#x xx 25/100=24#

Solve it for

#x xx 25/100 xx 100 = 24 xx 100#

To cancel 100, multiply both sides with 100

#x xx 25/cancel100 xx cancel100 = 2400#

#x xx 25 = 2400#

To cancel 25, divide both sides by 25

#x xx 25/25 =2400/25#

#x xx cancel25/cancel25 =96#

#x=96#