# What is 32% of 80?

Nov 11, 2016

32% of 80 is 25.6

#### Explanation:

Let's call the number we are looking for $x$.

Percent or % means "per 100" or "out of 100" so 32% can also be written as $\frac{32}{100}$

In the problem above, when calculating percents, the word "of" means the product or times or $\times$.

So we can write an equation for the solution we are trying to find as"

$x = \left(\frac{32}{100}\right) \times 80$

Doing the necessary arithmetic allows us to solve for $x$ as follows:

$x = \frac{32 \times 80}{100}$

$x = \frac{2560}{100}$

$x = 25.6$