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
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")