# What percent of 60 is 18?

Apr 7, 2018

#### Answer:

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore x% can be written as $\frac{x}{100}$.

So we can write:

$\frac{x}{100} = \frac{18}{60}$ where $x$ is the percent.

Now, multiply each side of the equation by $\textcolor{red}{100}$ to solve for $x$ while keeping the equation balanced:

$\textcolor{red}{100} \times \frac{x}{100} = \textcolor{red}{100} \times \frac{18}{60}$

$\cancel{\textcolor{red}{100}} \times \frac{x}{\textcolor{red}{\cancel{\textcolor{b l a c k}{100}}}} = \frac{1800}{60}$

$x = 30$

18 is color(red)(30%) of 60