A community for students.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
anonymous
 5 years ago
How do I work the problem out!
What is 5% of 80?
anonymous
 5 years ago
How do I work the problem out! What is 5% of 80?

This Question is Closed

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0let's try this: 5% is a basically a fraction, 5/100. You could do the multiplication of \[5% * 80\] as 5/100*80 => (5*80)/100 = 400/100 which can simplify to 4/1. Or you can think that it takes 20 5's to add up to 100. so 5% is also 1/20th, so what is 1/20th of 80? What value do we need so that if we have 20 of this number (x) it will add up to 80? 20 4's add up to 80, so just one of these, 1/20th, is 4.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hope this helped...good luck with your other problems!

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0not 5/100 think smaller 5 /10 then simplify=1/2 so .05x 80
Ask your own question
Sign UpFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.