# 6.5% of what number is 325?

Apr 25, 2017

5000

#### Explanation:

It is easier to see the percentage as decimals.
Let's convert it.

$6.5 \div 100 = 0.065$

So... a number we don't know,$x$, times $0.065$ [6.5%], gives us $325$

$x \left(0.065\right) = 325$

Now find $x$

Divide both sides by $0.065$ to find $x$

$\frac{x \cancel{0.065}}{\cancel{0.065}} = \frac{325}{0.065}$

$x = \frac{325}{0.065}$

$x = 5000$