How do you find 3.4% of 340 to the nearest tenth?

1 Answer
Dec 10, 2016

Answer:

11.6 is 3.4% of 340 rounded to the nearest tenth.

Explanation:

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore 3.4% can be written as #3.4/100#.

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# while keeping the equation balanced:

#n = 3.4/100 xx 340#

#n = 1156/100#

#n = 11.56# rounded to the nearest tenth is #11.6#