What is 5 percent of 208?

Here we will tell you what 5 percent of 208 (5% of 208) is and then show you how we calculated it. The answer to "What is 5 percent of 208?" is:


5 percent of 208 is the same as 5 per hundred of 208. We can therefore make the following equation:

5/100 = X/208

To solve the equation above for X, you first switch the sides to get the X on the left side, then you multiply each side by 208, and then finally divide the numerator by the denominator on the right side to get the answer. Here is the work to illustrate:

5/100 = X/208
X/208 = 5/100
X*208/208 = 5*208/100
X = 1040/100
X = 10.4

The work above shows the long way to explain how to calculate 5 percent of 208 in order to give you a foundation and better understanding of how to calculate percentage. In the future, you could use this simplified formula:

(Y * P)/100

In our problem "What is 5 percent of 208?", Y is 208 and P is 5:

(208 * 5)/100 = 10.4

And once again you see that the answer is 10.4.

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