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 Question 28391: I am trying to help my son with his homework but the book does not show an example for the problem we are trying to solve. We are working on percent proportion. The problem is 19.8 is what percent of 36. Can you help me with breaking this problem down so that we might understand how to work it out. Thank you, Julie MorehouseFound 2 solutions by Earlsdon, khloe:Answer by Earlsdon(6294)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Here's one way to tackle problems like this: x/100 = is#/of# Explanation: The x is the percentage you are trying to find. The is# is taken from the problem, which in your case, it says" ...19.8 is what..." So 19.8 is the is# The of# is also taken from the problem, which in your case, it says "...what percent of 36." So 36 is the of#. So we have: Now multiply both sides of this equation by 100. The answer is: 19.8 is 55% 0f 36 Answer by khloe(1)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!19.8 is what percent of 36 is your question.I would do 19.8 over 36=something over 100.Then i would times(x)19.8x100=198.0.Then divided 36 into 198.0=5.5