What is 32% of 80?

1 Answer
Nov 11, 2016

Answer:

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 #32/100#

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

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

#x = (32/100) xx 80#

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

#x = (32 xx 80)/100#

#x = 2560/100#

#x = 25.6#