When I have a question like:
5 is 12% of what number. How do I do it?
The way I learned it is you say
5 is to 12% as x is to 100%
or
5/12 =x/100
or
(5/12)*12=(x/100)*12
or
5=12x/100
or
5*100=(12x/100)*100
or
500=12x
or x= 500/12
or x = 125/3
Acknowledged, however, the purpose of my post was not only for a different explanation on said method, but it was for perspective members as well, who may also want to know how to calculate percentages , and to have a look at this thread instead of posting a new one and cluttering up the system with the same question.