In math class, 60 percent of the students are males. There are 30 students in the class. How many students are males?

Dec 12, 2016

Answer:

18 students are males.

Explanation:

This question can be rewritten as: What is 60% of 30?

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore 60% can be written as $\frac{60}{100}$.

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

Finally, lets call the number we are looking for "n".

Putting this altogether we can write this equation and solve for $n$ while keeping the equation balanced:

$n = \frac{60}{100} \times 30$

$n = \frac{1800}{100}$

$n = 18$