## Prealgebra (7th Edition)

What number is 8% of 120 ? 8 is percent 120 is base what number is amount $\frac{a}{120}$=$\frac{8}{100}$ set cross product equal a$\times$ 100 = 120 $\times$ 8 Multiply 100a= 960 divide both sides by 100 $\frac{100a}{100}$ = $\frac{960}{100}$ a= 9.60 9.6 is 8% of 120