# What number is 38% of 60?

Oct 13, 2016

22.8 = 38% of 60

#### Explanation:

Set up a ratio

$\frac{x}{60} = \frac{38}{100}$ x is the unknown part of 60 that is equal

to 38 parts of 100. solve the equation for x

multiply both sides by 60

$60 \times \left(\frac{x}{60}\right) = 60 \times \left(\frac{38}{100}\right)$ This gives

$x = 60 \times \frac{38}{100}$

x = 22,8

Oct 13, 2016

A percentage $p$ of a number is the number expressed as a fraction of 100. Then the answer is to divide 60 by 100 and multiply the result by 38

#### Explanation:

If you calculate:

$\frac{60}{100} = 0.60$, and now
$0.60 \cdot 38 = 22.8$

Equivalently, you can simply multiply:

$60 \cdot \frac{38}{100} = 60 \cdot 0.38 = 22.8$