# 9.8% of 1200 is what number?

Mar 24, 2018

see a solution process below;

#### Explanation:

9.8% of $1200$

Let the number be $x$

Hence;

9.8% of $1200 = x$

Recall; 9.8 = 98/10 and 9.8%= 9.8/100

Therefore;

98/10% of $1200 = x$

$\frac{98}{10 \times 100}$ of $1200 = x$

$\frac{98}{1000}$ of $1200 = x$

Note that the of signifies multiplication..

$\frac{98}{1000} \times 1200 = x$

$\frac{98}{1000} \times \frac{1200}{1} = x$

$\frac{98}{10 \cancel{00}} \times \frac{12 \cancel{00}}{1} = x$

$\frac{98 \times 12}{10} = x$

$\frac{1176}{10} = x$

$117.6 = x$