# If 45% of a number is 36, what is the number?

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The number is

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Percentage questions can always be done by a direct proportion method, which is the same as using equivalent fractions.

In this case we are told that 36 is

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This method is particularly useful with reverse percentages.

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Let the number be

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Number is

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The number is 80!

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Whenever I come across these kind of questions, I use a formula.

The value of

Did you know that in mathematics, *of* means

Let's check if the answer is correct!

I learned how to type the multiplication sign (dot) here! That's one source, and my other source is my brain!

Now since we checked the answer, we know that

I hope that helps and that you understood it!

All the best,

Moksha :D

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