28 is what percent of 50?

The question here is "28 is what percent of 50?" which is the same as "What percent of 50 is 28?" This math word problem is asking "what percent" so we know that the answer should be a percent. Specifically, what percent (x) of 50 equals 28.

The problem is therefore x% of 50 = 28 which can be written as a function:

x ∗ 50
  =  28  

And when we solve the function above for x, we get 56. The answer to "28 is what percent of 50?" is therefore:


How can we know the answer is correct? We know the answer is correct because 56 percent of 50 is 28.

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