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

##### 1 Answer

Jun 3, 2017

#### 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

**Fraction:**

A **percent** is a fraction multiplied by

**Percent:**

You were given the part, called "food costs":

You were also given the whole, called "total food sales":

Plugging the part and whole into the percent equation gives

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