# How do you write the mathematical expression for "50% of 32"?

Apr 20, 2018

$\frac{50}{100} \times 32$

#### Explanation:

Note that 50% and 50/100 are the same thing. That being so it must mean that:

50 color(white)("d")ubrace(color(white)("dd")% color(white)("d"))xx32

$50 \textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{d}} \overbrace{\times \frac{1}{100}} \times 32$

So % is the same as $\times \frac{1}{100}$ including the multiplication sign.
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$\frac{50}{100} \times 32$

So the mathematical $\underline{\text{expression}}$ (no equals sign) is:

$\frac{50}{100} \times 32$