## Elementary Algebra

Let X be the number we are looking for. The word “is” refers to equality, so this question translates into: X = 1.2% of 540 1.2% of 540 means 1.2% $\times$ 540, so: X = 1.2% $\times$ 540 X = 0.012 $\times$ 540 X = 6.48