Posted by Jamar on .
Find the percent using the percet proportion.
54 patients is what percent of 900 patients?
The percents is___%

Math 
Ms. Sue,
Jamar/Elliot  please don't switch screen names.
54/900 = x
Solve for x 
Math 
Elliot,
So i'm suppose to divide 54 into 900?

Math 
Ms. Sue,
Nope  the other way around.
Divide 900 into 54. Your answer will be a decimal. 
Math 
Elliot,
16.6?

Math 
Ms. Sue,
No  your answer should be a decimal that converts to less than 10 %

Math 
Elliot,
0.06

Math 
Ms. Sue,
Right! 0.06 = 6%
54 patients out of a total of 900 patients = 6 %.