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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%

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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.


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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.

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