# How do you find 40% of 5000 ?

##### 2 Answers

Oct 20, 2015

#### Explanation:

40% of 5000 is 40/100 of 5000 is

Oct 20, 2015

2000

Detailed method given.

#### Explanation:

Percent is another way of writing a fraction. But for percent the denominator is fixed at 100. So

The 'per' in percent means 'for each'.

The 'cent' in percent means '100'.

So 40% means that you have 40 for every 100 of something.

Thus from your question we have:

A trick I sometimes use to calculate this type of thing in my head is:

so

giving: