Sixteen of the 80 dogs at the kennel are golden retrievers. What percent of the dogs at the kennel are golden retrievers?

1 Answer
Nov 30, 2016

Answer:

20% of the dogs are golden retrievers.

Explanation:

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100",

Therefore, we can write this problem as:

#16/80 = x/100# where #x# is the percent of golden retrievers.

Solving this gives:

#16/80 * 100 = x/100 * 100#

#16/80 * 100 = x/cancel(100) * cancel(100)#

#1600/80 = x#

#x = 20#