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    Help please... 47.40 is 60% of?

    I'm taking math this semester in college basic math obviously. However I'm having trouble with percents. I know that 0.60 is equal to 60% and 75% is written as 0.75 but I have a question like the following:

    47.40 is 60% of and can't seem to figure out how to solve this problem

    can someone help meout please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srj1986 View Post
    47.40 is 60% of and can't seem to figure out how to solve this problem
    If 47.40 is sixty percent of something, how much is ten percent? (Hint: Divide.)

    Then how much is 100%? (Hint: Multiply.)

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    Usually, you want to know the percentage that one part of a whole is compared to the whole.
    \% = \frac{\text{part of a whole}}{\text{whole}} That tells you : If the whole ensemble would be 100 elements then this part would represent x of these.
    \frac{60}{100}=\frac{47,67}{x} Can you find x?
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    Yet a third way: "60% of" means "0.6 times".

    "47.40 is 60% of what number" is the same as 47.40= 0.6x. solve that for x by dividing both sides of the equation by 0.6.
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