A box of assorted chocolates contains 36 individual chocolates. 27 of the chocolates are made from dark chocolate. What percentage of the box is dark chocolate?

1 Answer
Jul 19, 2018

Answer:

#75%#

Explanation:

#"Express dark chocolates as a fraction of the total, then"#
#"multiply fraction by "100%#

#"Fraction "=27/36=cancel(27)^3/cancel(36)^4=3/4larrcolor(blue)"cancelling"#

#"percentage "=3/cancel(4)^1xxcancel(100)^(25)%=3xx25%=75%#