# What percent of 400 is 48?

Oct 21, 2016

I got 12%

#### Explanation:

Let us call the required percent x%; we can try using fraction to write:
$\frac{400}{48}$ must be the same as (100%)/(x%)
or:
400/48=(100%)/(x%)
rearranging:
x%=48/400*100%=12%

Oct 21, 2016

12%

#### Explanation:

Write $48$ as a fraction of $400$ and make the denominator 100.

48/400 (div4)/(div4) = 12/100 = 12%

You can also take a fraction and xx 100%

48/400 xx 100%

cancel48^12/cancel400^cancel4 xx cancel100%

=12%