# What percent of 12 is 15?

Mar 25, 2018

125%

#### Explanation:

A percentage is a ratio expressed as a decimal and multiplied by 100.

$\frac{15}{12} = \frac{5}{4} = 1.25$

1.25*100%=125%

Mar 25, 2018

125 %

#### Explanation:

A percentage is a ratio expressed as a decimal and multiplied by 100.

$\frac{15}{12} = \frac{5}{4} = 1.25$

1.25*100% = 125%

Mar 25, 2018

125%

#### Explanation:

The question is easier to understand if you ask it other other way.

What percent is $15$ out of $12$?

To find a percent use the method:

"fraction" xx 100%

$15$ is more than $12$, so the percent is obviously more than 100%

15/12 xx100%

=125%