# What is 20% of 80?

Nov 26, 2016

$16$

#### Explanation:

Write down in math exactly what is said in English..

20% xx 80

$\frac{20}{100} \times 80$

Simplify by cancelling the zeros (actually $\div 10$ each time)

: $\frac{2 \cancel{0}}{1 \cancel{0} \cancel{0}} \times \frac{8 \cancel{0}}{1}$

=$16$

You can also simplify 20% into a fraction in its simplest form:

$\frac{\cancel{20}}{\cancel{100}} ^ 5 \times \frac{80}{1}$

$\frac{80}{5} = 16$