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# What percent of 125 is 56?

Help! What percent of 125 is 56? How do I set this equation up? Using the is over of technique?

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Ebenezer O. | Aerospace Engr & Air Traffic Control Grad For General Ed. TutoringAerospace Engr & Air Traffic Control Gra...
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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%

Mike J. | Math Tutor in NJ okMath Tutor in NJ ok
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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!
Jim S. | Physics (and math) are fun, reallyPhysics (and math) are fun, really
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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
Amarjeet K. | Professional Engineer for Math and Science TuroringProfessional Engineer for Math and Scien...
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56/126   x 100 = 44.44%

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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.