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# 80% of 55 is what number

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80% of 55 is what number

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The question asks for "80% of 55."

"Of" is an indicator for the multiplication indicator. You can replace it. We have now changed the question to $$80\% *55$$. Now, let's evaluate it!

 $$80\% *55$$ In general, $$a\%=\frac{a}{100}$$. $$\frac{80}{100}*\frac{55}{1}$$ Let's simplify 80/100 to simplest terms by realizing that the numerator and denominator have a greatest common factor of 20. $$\frac{4}{5}*\frac{55}{1}$$ To faciliate the computational process even more, notice that 5 and 55 havea  GCF of 5. $$\frac{4}{1}*\frac{11}{1}$$ Now, do the multiplication. $$44$$

Therefore, 80% of 55 is 44.

TheXSquaredFactor  Sep 2, 2017

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