Posted by **Kyle** on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 6:27pm.

I'm stumped. Would someone please guide me? The question is: 175% of a number is 50. What's the number? Thank you!

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 6:30pm
First you need to change the percent to a decimal by moving the decimal point two places to the left.

175% = 1.75

Then set up this equation with x = the number.

1.75x = 50

x = ?

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**Kyle**, Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 6:38pm
Thank you so much!

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 7:01pm
You're very welcome.

- math-8th Grade -
**Guido**, Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 8:58pm
175% must be changed to a decimal number before doing anything else.

So, 175% becomes 1.75

Let x = what number

Then, 1.75(x) = 50

To find x, we divide both sides of the equation by 1.75.

x = 50/1.75

x = 28.57

Done!

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