If 50 is 20 percent of x, then what is x?

1 Answer
Apr 11, 2018

Answer:

250

Explanation:

since we know 20% can also be written as 20/100, insert that into a cross multiplication scenario to determine #x#

#50/x = 20/100#

reduce the fraction on the right

#50/x = 1/5#

cross multiply

#1(x) = 5(50)#

#x = 250#