in 2012 there were 308,827,00 people living in the US. 6.5% of those were children under the age of 5. How many were under the age of 5? round to the nearest whole child. show what operation using with what number.

Total population = 308,827,000

Percent of kids under 5 = 6.5%

Total population of kids under 5 = x

solving for x

x = 6.5% × 308,827,000

remember that z% = z/100. so 6.5% would be 6.5/100

x = 6.5 ×
308,827,000

100 1

the zeros cancel out

x = 6.5 ×
308,827,000

100 1

100 1

x = 6.5 × 3,088,270

x = 20,073,755

So there are 20,073,755 children under 5