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# Have another percents question..just not clicking on how to set up equation.

26 is what percent of 40?

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Shelly J. | Excellent Maths Tutoring for academic successExcellent Maths Tutoring for academic su...
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Hi Kristin,

26 is what percent of 40

is means =

of means multiply

percent means 1/100

26=(y/100) × 40

26=y×40/100

26×100=y×40

2600=y×40

2600/40=y×40/40

65=y

26 is 65 percent of 40
Vivian L. | Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook, essay composition, math; I LOVE TO TEACHMicrosoft Word/Excel/Outlook, essay comp...
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Hi Kristin;
40x=26
x=26/40
Multiply numerator (top) and denominator (bottom) by 2.5...
x=[(26)(2.5)]/[(40)(2.5)]
x=65/100
x=65%

Randy B. | Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Geometry, Mathematics, ReadingAlgebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Geomet...
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26/40 = x/100     set up as a ratio and proportion type equation.  26 is to 40 as x is to 100.
why 100?  because 100 is the basis for percent.
solve the equation for x and we get 65.
so 65/100 = .65 or 65%

Parviz F. | Mathematics professor at Community CollegesMathematics professor at Community Colle...
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Just take as X percent .

Write an expression for x percent of 40 as 40X

let that equals 26 and solve for X.
Arthur D. | Effective Mathematics TutorEffective Mathematics Tutor
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26/40=13/20=(13)(5)/(20)(5)=65/100=65 %