625 is 125% of what number?

2 Answers
Oct 5, 2016

Answer:

# x = 500#

Explanation:

#1.25x = 625#

#x = 625 / 1.25#

# x = 500#

Oct 5, 2016

Answer:

The number is 500.

Explanation:

let the number be #x#

#125% xx x =625#

#125/100 x = 625" "larr #isolate x#

#x = 625 xx 100/125#

#x = (cancel625^5 xx 100)/cancel125#

#x = 500#
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You can also use direct proportion

#125/100 = 625/x#

#x = (625xx100)/125#

#x = 500#