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# What is is 120 percent of 60?

Updated: 4/28/2022

Wiki User

14y ago

You need to start off thinking of what 60% means.

A percent is a ratio (fraction) of a given number divided by 100. Drawn as a fraction, it looks like this:

60

60% = ----- 100

Now, a bit of Junior High Algebra, and we can now write it as an

equation and solve for X.

60

---- x 120 = X

100

When we multiply fractions by whole numbers t is the equivalent of 60 120

---- x ---- = X

100 1 To multiply two fractions together, you multiply the top and the bottom

separately... 60 120 60 x 120 7200

---- x ---- = --------------- = -------- = X

100 1 100 x 1 100 and, the final step is to simply the fraction and (hope) that it can become a whole number again without any remainder...

__72__r.0

100 | 7200

- 700

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200

- 200

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0 Therefore, our answer is 72.

Wiki User

7y ago

Wiki User

14y ago

100% of 60 is 60 and 20% of 60 is 12, then 120% of 60 would be 72.

Wiki User

11y ago

% rate:

= 60/120 * 100%

= 0.5 * 100%

= 50%