# How do you translate percent problems into an equation?

Nov 2, 2014

Rememdber that "per" means "divided by", and "cent" means 100, so "percent" means "divided by 100" or "out of 100."

If a question says "A is a 29% of B," then you can write

$A = \frac{29}{100} B$.

I hope that this was helpful.