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

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- Oct 22nd 2007, 02:38 PMJerry CunninghamPercent 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 PMThePerfectHacker
- Oct 22nd 2007, 05:53 PMSnipedYou
Just to point out to if you don't have a calculator it may be easier to approach the problem like this

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

Then just do

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

(Its helpful to think of percentages as "out of 100") - Oct 22nd 2007, 06:50 PMJerry CunninghamThanks for help
Thank both of you so much!

Jerry Cunningham - Oct 25th 2007, 02:17 AMdravid2
well its simple all u need to 250 times'd by 270% on your calculator and the answer will be staring in ur face