If 32% of the 384 students in the eighth grade walk to school, about how many eighth graders walk to school?

1 Answer
Jan 9, 2017

Answer:

About 123 of the students walk to school.

Explanation:

We can rewrite this problem as:

What is 32% of 384?

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore 32% can be written as #32/100#.

When dealing with percents the word "of" means "times" or "to multiply".

Finally, lets call the number of walkers we are looking for "w".

Putting this altogether we can write this equation and solve for #w# while keeping the equation balanced:

#w = 32/100 xx 384#

#w = 12288/100#

#n = 123# rounded to the nearest student.