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What percent of 125 is 56?

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What percent of 125 is 56?
This can be written as;
 
x% of 125 = 56
 
this is also;
 
x% * 125 = 56
 
x% = 56 / 125
 
x% = 0.448
 
remember x% is the same as x/100
 
x/100 = 0.448
 
solving for x, divide both sides by 100
 
x = 0.448/100
 
x = 44.8%
 
Typically, the "of" number goes on the bottom of the fraction and the "is" goes on top. So, is = 56, of = 125; 56/125 x 100% (because you want a percent) = 44.8%.
 
Hope this helps!
Kristin,
           You are looking for a number x that when you multiply it by 125, 125x will equal 56 So we have 125x=56 solving this equation for x gives x=56/125= .45 this is a fraction percentages are obtained by multiplying by 100 so the answer is 44.8%.
Hope this helps
 
Jim
What percent of 125 is 56?
 
"What" should be replaced by a variable, say x.
 
"percent" should be replaced by "/100"; i.e., "per centum" in Latin, or "per hundred" in English.
 
"of" should be replaced by a multiplication symbol, say "*".
 
"is" should be replaced by an equal sign.
 
x/100 * 125 = 56
 
Now solve for x and put a % after the number.