# What percent is 3/12?

A. 25%
B. 30%
C. 35%
D. 40%

Solution:

By using Substitution we form an equation

What\ \ \ \ \ Percent\ \ \ \ \ is\ \ \ \ \ \ \frac{3}{12}
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x\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \frac{1}{100}\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\ \ \ \ \ \ \frac{3}{12}

x\ \times\frac{1}{100}=\frac{3}{12}

x\ =\frac{3}{12}\times100

x\ =\frac{1}{4}\times100\ \ OR\ \ \frac{300}{12}

x\ =\ 25\%

Hence, 25 percentage is 3/12.

Alternate Method:

Also if the question is given like this: Convert 3/12 into percentage
you can solve it in simple way. Just multiply it with 100 to convert any number in percentage.

x\ =\frac{3}{12}\times100

x\ =\frac{1}{4}\times100\ \ OR\ \ \frac{300}{12}

x\ =\ 25\%
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