# Math - Percent

by Brittney
(wpb,fl,u.s)

2{1/4}% of 75

Percents express a proportion (or fraction) relative to 100.

To solve this problem, first convert the percent (2 and 1/4 %) to either a fraction whose denominator is 100, or to a decimal.

### Comments for Math - Percent

 Jan 07, 2012 Percent by: Staff Question: by Brittney (wpb,fl,u.s) 2{1/4}% of 75 Answer: Percents are a standard way of expressing a proportion (or fraction) relative to 100. For example, when the weatherman says that chance of rain is 30%, that means that the chance of rain is 30 out of 100 (the fraction of 30/100). When the IRS says you must pay 25% income tax, that means that you must pay a tax of \$25 for every \$100 you earn (the fraction of 25/100). To solve your problem, you must first convert the percent (2 and 1/4 %) to either a fraction whose denominator is 100, or to decimal. For your problem, decimals will be easier to use. That is what I am going to demonstrate. 2 and 1/4 % = 2% + ¼% 2 and 1/4 % means a fraction (or proportion) = 2/100 + ¼/100 = 0.02 + 0.0025 = 0.0225 2 and 1/4 % of 75 means 2 and 1/4 % multiplied by 75 (the word “of” stands for multiplication) 2 and 1/4 % multiplied by 75 = 0.0225 * 75 = 1.6875 The final answer to your question is: 2 and 1/4 % of 75 = 1.6875 Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com