# 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

20% of the dogs are golden retrievers.

#### Explanation:

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

Therefore, we can write this problem as:

$\frac{16}{80} = \frac{x}{100}$ where $x$ is the percent of golden retrievers.

Solving this gives:

$\frac{16}{80} \cdot 100 = \frac{x}{100} \cdot 100$

$\frac{16}{80} \cdot 100 = \frac{x}{\cancel{100}} \cdot \cancel{100}$

$\frac{1600}{80} = x$

$x = 20$