How do you use multiplication to find 5% of 180?

1 Answer
Jan 11, 2017

Answer:

See the full process below.

Explanation:

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore 5% can be written as #5/100#.

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 = 5/100 xx 180#

#n = (5 xx 180)/100#

#n = 900/100#

#n = 9#

5% of 180 is 9