# 60 is 40 percent of what?

#### Understand the Problem

The question is asking to identify the number of which 60 is 40 percent. This can be approached by setting up an equation to solve for the unknown value.

#### Answer

150
##### Answer for screen readers

The final answer is 150

#### Steps to Solve

1. Set up the equation for the problem

To find out of what number 60 is 40%, we can set up the equation using 40 percent as a fraction:

40% of x = 60

This is equivalent to:

$$0.40 imes x = 60$$

1. Solve for x

To find x, divide both sides of the equation by 0.40:

$$x = \frac{60}{0.40}$$

1. Perform the division

Calculate the division:

$$x = 150$$

The final answer is 150

#### More Information

It can be helpful to remember that 'percent' means 'per hundred,' so 40% is 40 out of 100, or 0.40 in decimal form.

#### Tips

A common mistake is to apply the percentage directly without converting it into decimal form, which will result in incorrect calculations.

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