What percent of 25 is 5?
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:
Percent can be written as:
For example 3% would be
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.
It might help to write the question a little differently.
What percent is
However to get it into percentage format, multiply by
Fractions, decimals and percent are all different ways of writing the same quantity and they are inter-changeable.
We could also change