What percent of 125 is 2?

1 Answer
Dec 26, 2016

Answer:

1.6% of 125 is 2

Explanation:

First, let's call the percent we are looking for #p%#.

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

When dealing with percents the word "of" means "times" or "to multiply".

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

#p/100 xx 125 = 2#

#100/125 xx p/100 xx 125 = 100/125 xx 2#

#color(red)(cancel(100))/color(blue)(cancel(125)) xx p/color(red)(cancel(100)) xx color(blue)(cancel(125)) = 200/125#

#p = 1.6#