What is 20% of 95?

Apr 1, 2018

$19$

Explanation:

Taking a percentage of something is like multiplying it by a fraction, where the fraction is your percentage out of 100.

In your case, we would multiply $95 \cdot \frac{20}{100}$ to get 19.

If this method doesn't make sense, think of it this way:
We know that 100% of something is just itself.
If it were to be 100%, it would be $95 \cdot \frac{100}{100}$, or just $95 \cdot 1$. Your percentage (20 in this case) out of 100 can serve as your multiplier.