70 is what percent of 1000?

1 Answer
Dec 29, 2016

Answer:

70 is 7% of 1000.

Explanation:

First, let's call the percent we are looking for #p%#.

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore p% can be written as #p/100#.

When dealing with percents the word "of" means "times" or "to multiply".

Putting this altogether we can write this equation and solve for #p# while keeping the equation balanced:

#70 = p/100 xx 1000#

#70 = p xx 1000/100#

#70 = p xx 10#

#70/10 = (p xx 10)/10#

#7 = p#