# 7% of what number is 42?

May 12, 2017

$600$

#### Explanation:

The easiest way to do this is divide $42$ by the percentage in decimal form

$\frac{42}{0.07} = 600$

($0.07$ is 7% in decimal form)

You can check this by doing it in reverse:

$0.07 \cdot 600 = 42$