### What is 5 percent of 2.8?

This can be done at least 2 ways.Soln 1: The saying: IS over OF equals PERCENT over 100, tells how to set up a proportion to solve.5/28 = x/100 ... cross multiply and solve for x28x = 500x = 17.86%Soln 2: Translate the word problem into an equation. IS means equals, OF means to multiply.x (28) = 5 solve, get a decimal answer and convert it to a percent.x = 5/28 = 0.1786 = 17.86%Pick which method you like best to use.