5 1/4% of what number is 42?
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2 Answers

Change 5¼% to a decimal:
5¼% = 5.25% = .0525
write question as an equation with x as the unknown number, “of” means multiply, “is” means =:
(.0525)x = 42
divide both sides by 0.0525:
x = 42 / .0525
x = 800
5¼% of 800 is 42.
that’s it! 😉

5.25/100 * X = 42
5.25 X = 42*100
X = 4200/5,25
X = 800