Mathematics

Question

A hotel has 56 guests. 35 of the guests are male. Work out 35 out of 56 as a percentage.

2 Answer

  • To solve this, you want to make a proportion: 35/56 x x/100.
    1.) First you multiply 35 and 100= 3500
    2.) Second divide 3500 by 56= 62.5
    3.) Third, add the percent sign making the final answer 62.5%
  • 35 out of 56 looks like a fraction and fractions are division so you divide 56 by 35 to get a decimal.

    [tex] \frac{35}{56} =0.625[/tex]

    Now, to turn the decimal into a percentage, multiply by 100.

    [tex]0.625(100)=62.5[/tex]

    62.5% of the guests are male.