What percent of 60 is 18?

1 Answer
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 #x/100#.

So we can write:

#x/100 = 18/60# where #x# is the percent.

Now, multiply each side of the equation by #color(red)(100)# to solve for #x# while keeping the equation balanced:

#color(red)(100) xx x/100 = color(red)(100) xx 18/60#

#cancel(color(red)(100)) xx x/color(red)(cancel(color(black)(100))) = 1800/60#

#x = 30#

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