Raina Cole

2022-12-27

What number is 12% of 45?

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Expert

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Then 12% can be written as $\frac{12}{100}$.
When dealing with percents the word "of" means "times" or "to multiply".
Let's finally call the number we're seeking "n."
Combining these ideas, we can write this equation and find #n# while maintaining the equation's balance:
$n=\frac{12}{100}×45$
$n=\frac{540}{100}$
$n=5.4$

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