# How do you find 40 is 0.80%?

Jun 25, 2016

Use fractions and division

#### Explanation:

Divide the percentage 0.80% by 100

$\frac{0.80}{100} = 0.008$

divide the whole number by 0.008

$\frac{40}{0.008}$

now you found the number where 0.8% is 40

$\frac{40}{0.008} = 5000$

40 is 0.8% of 5000 because $5000 \times 0.008 = 40$