1. ## percentages

0.004 is what percentage of 50?

Heres what i did:

0.004/50 *100=

I can cross multiple 50 with 100 and get: 0.004/5*10, but whats the rule for dividing decimals by a number?

2. ## Re: percentages

Originally Posted by plstevens
0.004 is what percentage of 50?

Heres what i did:

0.004/50 *100=

I can cross multiple 50 with 100 and get: 0.004/5*10, but whats the rule for dividing decimals by a number?
this isn't right

P% * 50 = 0.004

P% = 0.004/50 = 0.0008

so P = 0.0008x100 = .08%