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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