### All SAT Math Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #14 : Decimals And Percentage

Find the decimal equivalent of the percentage:

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

In order to find the decimal equivalent of a percentage, the number that makes up the percent has to be divided by 100. However, since it is division by a power of 10, we can accomplish the same thing, by moving the decimal point 2 places to the left, thus making the number smaller. For this problem, that looks like this:

### Example Question #15 : Decimals And Percentage

Find the decimal equivalent of the percentage:

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

In order to find the decimal equivalent of a percentage, the number that makes up the percent has to be divided by 100. However, since it is division by a power of 10, we can accomplish the same thing, by moving the decimal point 2 places to the left, thus making the number smaller. For this problem, that looks like this:

### Example Question #16 : Decimals And Percentage

Find the decimal equivalent of the percentage:

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

In order to find the decimal equivalent of a percentage, the number that makes up the percent has to be divided by 100. However, since it is division by a power of 10, we can accomplish the same thing, by moving the decimal point 2 places to the left, thus making the number smaller. For this problem, that looks like this:

### Example Question #52 : Percentage

If 20% of x is equal to 160% of y, then y is what percent of x?

**Possible Answers:**

125

8

1.25

12.5

800

**Correct answer:**

12.5

We are told that 20% of x is equal to 160% of y. We need to write expressions for 20% of x and 160% of y and set them equal to one another.

In order to find an expression for 20% of x, we can write 20% as a decimal and multiply it by x. Since 20% = 0.20, we can write 20% of x as 0.2x.

Similarly, we can write 160% as 1.60y.

Now, we set these expressions equal to one another.

0.2x = 1.60y.

Since the question asks us to find y as a percentage of x, we need to solve for y in terms of x. Let's divide both sides of the equation by 1.60.

0.125x = y.

Therfore, y is equal to 0.125x, which is the same as 12.5% of x, since 12.5% expressed as a decimal is 0.125.

The answer is 12.5.

### Example Question #17 : Decimals And Percentage

Find the percentage equivalent of the decimal:

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

In order to find the percentage equivalent of a decimal, the decimal has to be multiplied by 100. However, since it is multiplication by a power of 10, we can accomplish the same thing, by moving the decimal point 2 places to the right, thus making the number larger. For this problem, that looks like this:

### Example Question #18 : Decimals And Percentage

Find the percentage equivalent of the decimal:

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

In order to find the percentage equivalent of a decimal, the decimal has to be multiplied by 100. However, since it is multiplication by a power of 10, we can accomplish the same thing, by moving the decimal point 2 places to the right, thus making the number larger. For this problem, that looks like this:

### Example Question #19 : Decimals And Percentage

Find the percentage equivalent of the decimal:

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

In order to find the percentage equivalent of a decimal, the decimal has to be multiplied by 100. However, since it is multiplication by a power of 10, we can accomplish the same thing, by moving the decimal point 2 places to the right, thus making the number larger. For this problem, that looks like this:

### Example Question #61 : Percentage

Find the percentage equivalent of the decimal:

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

### Example Question #62 : Percentage

Find the percentage equivalent of the decimal:

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

### Example Question #63 : Percentage

Find the percentage equivalent of the decimal:

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**