# There are 36 carpenters in a crew. On a certain day, 29 were present. What percent showed up for work?

Jan 9, 2017

See explanation below

#### Explanation:

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

Therefore we can write this problem as:

$\frac{29}{36} = \frac{x}{100}$

Where x is the percent of carpenters who showed up:

We can solve this for $x$:

$\textcolor{red}{100} \times \frac{29}{36} = \textcolor{red}{100} \times \frac{x}{100}$

$\frac{2900}{36} = \cancel{\textcolor{red}{100}} \times \frac{x}{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{100}}}}$

$\frac{2900}{36} = x$

$80.6 = x$

or

$x = 80.6$

Or 80.6% of the carpenters showed up for work (rounded to the nearest tenth of a percent)

Mar 30, 2018

80.6% were present

#### Explanation:

To calculate a percent that one quantity is of another you can use the method:

"fraction" xx 100%

29/36 xx 100%

=80.6%