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

2 Answers
Jan 9, 2017

Answer:

See explanation below

Explanation:

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

Therefore we can write this problem as:

#29/36 = x/100#

Where x is the percent of carpenters who showed up:

We can solve this for #x#:

#color(red)(100) xx 29/36 = color(red)(100) xx x/100#

#2900/36 = cancel(color(red)(100)) xx x/color(red)(cancel(color(black)(100)))#

#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

Answer:

#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%#