## Prealgebra (7th Edition)

23.8 is what percent of 85? 23.8= x $\times$ 85 Translate to an equation $\frac{23.8}{85}$=$\frac{x\times85}{85}$ Divide both sides by 85 0.28= x Write 0.28 as a percent 28%=x Then 23.8 is 28% of 85 Check the results 23.8= x $\times$ 85 23.8= 0.28$\times$ 85 23.8=23.8