If you take 50 percent of a number and get 5, then what is that number?|
In other words, you know that 50 percent of a number is 5 and you want to know what that initial number is.
To solve this problem you multiply 5 by 100 and then divide the total by 50 as follows:
(5 x 100) / 50
When we put that into our calculator, we get the following answer:
Therefore, you can derive that 50 percent of 10 equals 5.
Note that the answer on this page is rounded to the nearest two decimals if necessary.
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