# How do you translate to proportion?

One thing I'm trying to do is find out what is 79% of 196

### 10 Answers

- formengLv 62 months ago
You don't need to know how to translate to a proportion. Your problem yields to the simple arithmetic of converting percent to a decimal. and then multiplying that times 196, like this.

79% or 196 = 0.79*196

=154.84

If for some reason you're studying proportion and must use it to solve this problem; then do it as follows:

79/100 =x/196

100x = 79*196

x =79*196/100 Solve for "x" and you get the same answer we got above, 154.84.

Hope this helps.

- 2 months ago
Just change percentage to its decimal equivalent and multiply,

79% is 0.79. 0.79 X 196 = 154.84

Source(s): Just change percentage to decimal equivalent and multiply. - ?Lv 72 months ago
Let x=79% of 196; y=196, then

x/y=(196*79%)/196=79/100

=>

x:y=79:100 (answer)

Is this is not a proportion?

Nonsense!

You may find x=154.84 first, but it is unneccesory; x is

not a proportion too!

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- 2 months ago
Just remember "of" means multiplication in math. So 79% OF 196 is (.79)(196)=154.84.

- hayharbrLv 72 months ago
The proportion is

% over 100 = part over total

The total is the number after "of."

You will know three of the four parts and the fourth is a variable. So for yours, it's

79/100 = n/196

cross multiply

100n = 79 • 196 = 15484

n = 15484 ÷ 100 = 154.84

- 2 months ago
Easiest for me is to change percent to decimal and multiply: 79% = 0.79

0.79 x 196 = 154.84

- Anonymous2 months ago
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