# In one particular suburb, there are 30 families that own a boxer. If there are a total of 50 families that own a dog in general, then what percentage of dog owners have a boxer?

Mar 14, 2017

60%

#### Explanation:

To get percentages, take the part of a population that is being specified and divided that by the whole population and multiply that value by 100%.

So there are $30$ people that own boxers, this is the specific population that is being compared to the whole dog-owning population, which is comprised of $50$ total families. So

$\frac{30}{50}$ can be reduced to $\frac{3}{5}$ and that gives us $.6$

When that value is multiplied by 100%, it gives us our percentage of

.6 * 100% = 60