## aaron94 3 years ago 100 is 250% of?

1. dunn0053

100 * 2.5 my friend.

2. aaron94

yeahh thats what i thought but is said is wasnt right..

3. dunn0053

Just curious, what did they say the answer was?

4. aaron94

it doesnt tell me the answer lol

5. thalie25

cross multiplication 100 *100 / 250 if 100 is 250 percent of something then what is the hundred percent of the same thing

6. aaron94

i dont understand that..

7. aaron94

Its 40

8. thalie25

250 % of X is 100 then at 100 percent what is X. 100-------- 250 x----------100 do the cross multiplication to find what X is 100*100/250

9. aaron94

you had to divide 100 by 2.5

10. aaron94

which = 40

11. dunn0053

Nope, think about a number that is 2.5 times the amount of 100 and you get your answer. Of course it's going to be more since anything more than 100% of a number is going to be greater than the original number.

12. phi

Seems to be a bit of confusion here. 100 is 250% of? as an equation : 100 = 2.5X, or X= 100/2.5 = 40 We can say it this way: 250% of 40 = 100 It is similar to this problem: 5 is 10% of what number? 5 is 10% of 50. or, saying it the other way round, 10% of 50 = 5