# The percent of boys in a class was 40%. How many students are there in the class?

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Please help with a good and clear explanation!

Please help with a good and clear explanation!

##### 2 Answers

Sep 20, 2017

Sep 20, 2017

A multiple of

#### Explanation:

Percent means "per hundred", expressing a proportion.

The proportion of boys in the class is:

#40/100 = (2*color(red)(cancel(color(black)(20))))/(5*color(red)(cancel(color(black)(20)))) = 2/5#

In other words, for every

In order that the figure

Then the number of boys will be the corresponding multiple of

That is about as much as we can deduce from the question as given.