Coach Eddie ordered 400 baseball gloves, 30% the gloves were left-handed How many left of handed gloves Eddie?

1 Answer
Nov 15, 2016

There will be 120 left handed gloves.


In this problem we are looking for 30% of 400.

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore 30% can be written as #30/100#.

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

Finally, lets call the number we are looking for "n".

Putting this altogether we can write this equation and solve for #n#:

#n = 30/100 xx 400#

#n = 12000/100#

#n = 120#