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Thread: Percent porportions: What is 70% of 50?

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    Percent porportions: What is 70% of 50?

    I am supposed to use the percent porportion to solve each problem.

    The problem is:
    What is 70% of 50

    I am having a lot of trouble with this and i need to know how to work the problem i have set up 70 over x and 100 over 50 is this the right process to solve the proportion?

    I really need help with this tonight
    rOse-mAry

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    Using proportions, you are correct:

    70/x = 100/50

    cross multiply

    100x = 3500

    divide both sides by 100 to get your answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwpaine
    Using proportions, you are correct:

    70/x = 100/50

    cross multiply

    100x = 3500

    divide both sides by 100 to get your answer.
    is it 35%???
    rOse-mAry

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    Quote Originally Posted by rose-mary0801
    is it 35%???
    Not percent. It is simply 35

    Because 70% of 50, is 35. Just like 50% of 100, is 50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rose-mary0801
    is it 35%???
    Quote Originally Posted by jwpaine
    Not percent. It is simply 35

    Because 70% of 50, is 35. Just like 50% of 100, is 50.
    OOOOKKKK!,now i get it...thanks i have a test tomorrow over this! and now i can do it without sitting there for like an hour frusterated! thank you soooo much!!!
    rOse-mAry

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    That applies to any similar calculations, RM; just multiply, then divide by 100;
    like, 37% of 500 = 37 * 500 = 18500; divide by 100: 185
    I'm just an imagination of your figment !

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