# What percent of 15,000 is 18,000?

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#### Explanation:

Dividing both sides by 150,

Therefore,

Quick solution plus some teaching.

#### Explanation:

Percentage is basically just a fraction. It is however a special fraction in that the denominator is always fixed at 100.

Thing is; there is a convention to use the symbol %.

This may be considered a

This is similar ( just using 3 as it happened to come to mind)

centi is

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The wording 'percent of' make the 15000 the basis for comparison. So if we express this as a fraction we have:

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Taking a step back we have:

Fraction wise we need to change this to

Look at the denominator of 15 from

Now look at the numerator of 18. We do this:

However, all of this is over the

but another way of writing

But the same way in algebra we do not write (example)

THUS WE HAVE

which is another way of saying