What percent is 26 of 30?

1 Answer
Jan 14, 2017

Answer:

26 of 30 is 86.7%

Explanation:

Let's call the percent we are looking for #p#.

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore 9% can be written as #9/100#.

When dealing with the term "x of y" or "26 of 30" it means to divide.

Putting this altogether we can write this equation and solve for #p# while keeping the equation balanced:

#p/100 = 26/30#

#color(red)(100) xx p/100 = color(red)(100) xx 26/30#

#cancel(color(red)(100)) xx p/color(red)(cancel(color(black)(100))) = 2600/30#

#p = 86.7# rounded to the nearest tenth/