# What number is 20% of 95?

Nov 12, 2016

19 is 20% of 95.

#### Explanation:

Percent or % means "out of 100" or "per 100". Therefore 20% can be written as $\frac{20}{100}$.

When working with percents the term "of", as in this problem, means times or multiplication.

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

Putting this all together gives us:

$n = \left(\frac{20}{100}\right) \times 95$

$n = \frac{1900}{100}$

$n = 19$