# What is 9% of 600?

May 7, 2018

54

#### Explanation:

First, understand that the word 'percent' literally translates from Latin to mean "for each hundred". This means that 9% is equivalent of saying "nine in each hundred". We can write this as a fraction:

9%=9/100

Now that we have a fractional representation, lets do the math:

$\frac{9}{100} \times 600 = 9 \times \frac{6 \cancel{00}}{1 \cancel{00}}$

$\Rightarrow 9 \times 6 = \textcolor{g r e e n}{54 \leftarrow a n s}$