# Percent word problem

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• Oct 22nd 2007, 02:38 PM
Jerry Cunningham
Percent word problem
Could someone please explain how to solve the following word problem?

What number is 270 percent of 250?

Help would be greatly appreciated!
Jerry Cunningham
• Oct 22nd 2007, 05:23 PM
ThePerfectHacker
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Originally Posted by Jerry Cunningham
Could someone please explain how to solve the following word problem?

What number is 270 percent of 250?

Help would be greatly appreciated!
Jerry Cunningham

"What number" means x.

"is" means equal.

"270 percent" means 2.7

"of" means times.

And "250" stays as 250.

This means,
$x = 2.7 \times 250$
• Oct 22nd 2007, 05:53 PM
SnipedYou
Just to point out to if you don't have a calculator it may be easier to approach the problem like this

270% $= \frac{270}{100}$

Then just do

$x = \frac{270}{100} \cdot 250$

(Its helpful to think of percentages as "out of 100")
• Oct 22nd 2007, 06:50 PM
Jerry Cunningham
Thanks for help
Thank both of you so much!
Jerry Cunningham
• Oct 25th 2007, 02:17 AM
dravid2
well its simple all u need to 250 times'd by 270% on your calculator and the answer will be staring in ur face