7% of what number is 42? Algebra Linear Equations Percent Equations 1 Answer Nathan L. · Stefan V. May 12, 2017 #600# Explanation: The easiest way to do this is divide #42# by the percentage in decimal form #42/0.07 = 600# (#0.07# is #7%# in decimal form) You can check this by doing it in reverse: #0.07 * 600 = 42# Answer link Related questions Jimmy made a #"75%# on a test worth #46# points. How many points did he get correct? How do you use proportions to solve percent equations? How do you translate percent problems into an equation? What number is 32% of 600? What number is #3/4#% of 16? 8 is 20% of what number? 99 is 180% of what number? What percent of 7.2 is 45? What percent of 150 is 5? What is 2% of 92? See all questions in Percent Equations Impact of this question 2716 views around the world You can reuse this answer Creative Commons License