# 44.64 is %19.9 of x. what is the value of x?

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I don't understand how to get x, and there is no information of the whole percent like what is %19.99 from.

I don't understand how to get x, and there is no information of the whole percent like what is %19.99 from.

##### 3 Answers

#### Explanation:

okkaay, cool.

so the question says,

that's like,

Done! :)

-Sahar

#### Explanation:

The question would be easier to understand if it was written something like this..

If

Remember that the number itself represents

An answer by another contributor shows you the equation method of finding

Regard it as a proportion.

Multiplying by

You can do ANY percentage calculation using direct proportion as long as you match the correct values with the correct percentages.

Always specify the degree (amount) of rounding.

#### Explanation:

Assumption: you mean 4464 is 19.9% of

First lets consider what percentage is.

Basically it is just a fraction but one where the denominator (bottom number) is fixed at 100

There are two ways of writing percentage

The whole fraction itself and just the fractions numerator (top number) followed by the symbol %

How can we relate the % symbol?

By example suppose we had

This is the same as

Written the other way we have

So you may if you wish consider

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Note that in mathematics the word 'of' can normally be translated to multiply. Example:

of

Written as normally seen in mathematics we have:

We need to determine the value of

Multiply both sides by

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If you use decimals you will not have a precise value answer in this case. So it is better to stick to fractions.

However, the question format is decimal to 2 places. It is customary to give the answer in the same format as the question unless instructed otherwise.