5 is 50 percent of what number?

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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