Candace S. answered • 02/28/16

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Hi Free,

20.4 is what percent of 17.

20.4 = x

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17 100

The equation is set up as part over whole = part over 100 (since it is percent). To solve the equation cross multiply.

20.4(100) = x

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17

120=x

Why is 120%?

It is 120% because 20.4 is greater than 17.

**ANSWER**: 120%

Now for your 2nd question.

Also 20.57 is 42.5% of what #

42.5% is .425 as a decimal: .425x=20.57

Divide both sides by .425 x=48.4

**ANSWER**: The number is 48.4

Hope this process helps you.