# What percent of 25 is 5?

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It might help to write the question a little differently.

What percent is

However to get it into percentage format, multiply by

Note that

Fractions, decimals and percent are all different ways of writing the same quantity and they are inter-changeable.

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20%

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Percent can be written as:

For example 3% would be

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Write the given values in the question as a fraction

But percent is

Multiply by 1 and you do not change the intrinsic value. However, 1 comes in many forms.

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Simplifying this simple calculation...

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20%

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Ok - these always need a bit of a read to make sure we're answering the right thing.

"What percent..." asks us for a percentage. Ok - good.

"...of 25..." asks us to take the number (25) and multiply it by the percentage we're going to find.

"...is 5" tells us what the answer we're looking for is. So we have:

We can treat P as a variable and so can divide both sides by 25:

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