# Your food costs are $2,500. Your total food sales are$17,500. What percent of your food sales do the food costs represent?

Jun 3, 2017

(2500-:17500)xx100%=14.29%

#### Explanation:

Your food costs are a fraction (or percentage) of total food sales. A fraction is represented as a part out of a whole. This phrase corresponds to a simple math formula

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{a a a}$Fraction: "part"-:"whole"=("part")/("whole")

A percent is a fraction multiplied by 100%

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{a a a}$Percent: "part"-:"whole"xx100%

You were given the part, called "food costs": $2,500 You were also given the whole, called "total food sales": $17,500

Plugging the part and whole into the percent equation gives

ANSWER: (2500-:17500)xx100%=14.29%