# 72% of what weight is 50 oz?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 25, 2018

Well, when we put it into an equation,

#0.72 = (72%)/(100%)# ,

so that

#0.72 xx "weight (oz)" = "50 oz"# .

"Of" indicates a multiplication, and "what weight"? Call it

Therefore, the **original weight** was:

#color(blue)"weight" = ("50 oz")/(0.72) = color(blue)"69.4 oz"#

If you take