# What is 85% of 500?

85% spelled out is $85$ per cent, that is $85$ per $100$.
So to find 85% of something, multiply it by $\frac{85}{100}$.
So 85% of $500$ is
$\left(\frac{85}{100}\right) \times 500 = \frac{85 \times 500}{100} = 85 \times \frac{5 \times 100}{100}$
$= 85 \times 5 = 425$