Michelle scored 48% of their team's points their team had a total of 50 points, how many points did she score?

1 Answer
Nov 18, 2016

Michelle scored 24 points.


Another way to state this problem is what is 48% of 50.

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore 48% can be written as #48/100#.

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 = 48/100 xx 50#

#n = 2400/100#

#n = 24#