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

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Jan 9, 2017

See explanation below

#### Explanation:

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

Therefore we can write this problem as:

Where x is the percent of carpenters who showed up:

We can solve this for

or

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

Mar 30, 2018

#### Explanation:

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