Yesterday, 15 employees in an office were absent. If these absentees constitute 30% of the employees, what is the total number of employees? Algebra Linear Equations Percent Equations 1 Answer Rory K. · Stefan V. Jan 13, 2018 #50# employees. Explanation: Say there are #x# employees in total, then #"absentees" = 30/100 xx "employees"# So #30/100 xx x = 15# which solves as #x = 50# Answer link Related questions Jimmy made a #"75%# on a test worth #46# points. How many points did he get correct? How do you use proportions to solve percent equations? How do you translate percent problems into an equation? What number is 32% of 600? What number is #3/4#% of 16? 8 is 20% of what number? 99 is 180% of what number? What percent of 7.2 is 45? What percent of 150 is 5? What is 2% of 92? See all questions in Percent Equations Impact of this question 1527 views around the world You can reuse this answer Creative Commons License