How do you find 40% of 5000 ?

2 Answers
Oct 20, 2015

Answer:

#40%# of #5000# is #2000#

Explanation:

40% of 5000 is 40/100 of 5000 is #40/100*5000=40*50=2000#

Oct 20, 2015

Answer:

2000
Detailed method given.

Explanation:

Percent is another way of writing a fraction. But for percent the denominator is fixed at 100. So #40% -> 40/100#

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:

#40/100 times 5000#

# 40/100 times 5000# is the same as # 40 times 5000/100#

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

#40 = 4 times 10#
#50 = 5 times 10#

so #" " 40 times 50 = 4 times 5 times 10 times 10#

giving: #" " 20 times 100 =2000#