If you take 10 percent of a number and get 20, then what is that number? In other words, you know that 10 percent of a number is 20 and you want to know what that initial number is.

To solve this problem you multiply 20 by 100 and then divide the total by 10 as follows: (20 x 100) / 10

When we put that into our calculator, we get the following answer:

**200**

Therefore, the answer to "20 is 10 percent of what number?" is 200, and you can also derive that 10 percent of 200 equals 20.

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