# What number is 60% of 85?

Jun 16, 2018

51

#### Explanation:

Use the proportion method to solve these:

$\frac{\text{part"/"whole"="percent}}{100}$

You want to solve for what part of 85 60% is:

$\frac{\text{part}}{85} = \frac{60}{100}$

X-multipily:

$\text{part} \cdot 100 = 85 \cdot 60$

$\text{part} = \frac{85 \cdot 60}{100}$

$\text{part} = 51$