# Percent question

by George
(Fishers In USA)

13,000 is 6% of what amount??

Substitute an = (EQUAL SIGN) for the word "IS"

Substitute a * (MULTIPLICATION SIGN) for the word "OF"

Substitute an "x" (variable representing an UNKNOWN AMOUNT) for the words WHAT AMOUNT?

Substitute .06 (the DECIMAL EQUIVALENT) for 6%

 Dec 18, 2010 Using Percents by: Staff The question: by George (Fishers, In USA) 13,000 is 6% of what amount?? The answer: You worded your question in a way that makes it easy to convert it into an equation. 13,000 is 6% of what amount?? an = (EQUAL SIGN) can be substituted for the word IS a * (MULTIPLICATION SIGN) can be substituted for the word OF an X (variable representing an UNKNOWN AMOUNT) can be substituted for the words WHAT AMOUNT?? .06 (the DECIMAL EQUIVALENT) can be substituted for 6% 13,000 is 6% of what amount?? After substituting the =, *, X, and the 0.06, the equation is: 13,000 = .06 * X Now it’s simply a matter of solving for X. There is only 1 step to solving the equation. Divide each side of the equation by 0.06 . 13,000/.06 = .06 * X/.06 216,666.67 = X The final answer to your question is (rounded to 2 decimal places): X = 216,666.67 (or, 13,000 is 6 % of 216,666.67) Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com

 Dec 18, 2010 Gratitude! by: George Thank You!!! At 77 years of age it's hsrd to recall why the Nuns yelled at me so much.