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

Apr 11, 2018

250

#### Explanation:

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

$\frac{50}{x} = \frac{20}{100}$

reduce the fraction on the right

$\frac{50}{x} = \frac{1}{5}$

cross multiply

$1 \left(x\right) = 5 \left(50\right)$

$x = 250$