# What is 5% of 70?

Mar 8, 2018

3.5

#### Explanation:

5% is the same as saying 5/100 (Percent is latin for 'every hundred'. Etymology!)

if we multiply 70 by 5/100 you get the following:

$70 \cdot \frac{5}{100} = 7 \cdot \frac{5}{10} = \frac{7 \cdot 5}{10}$

$\frac{7 \cdot 5}{10} = \frac{35}{10} = 3.5$