Percent Word Problems Mrs. Kuznia Math 8 Day 12 Word Problems How do we solve word problems involving percents? –Similar to last chapter we are going to set up a proportion to solve What will the proportion look like? We will ALWAYS use the following proportion for percent problems: IS = % OF 100 Example What is 22% of 200? Example What percent is 30 out of 50? Example 66 is 80% of what? Try: What percent is 42 out of 80? 175 percent of 60 is what number? What is 30% of 120? Word Problem. About 15 percent of television is taken up by commercials. How much commercial time is there in a 2 hours show (in minutes)? Word problem In a recent survey, 25 out of 60 students said they prefer English Class to Math class. What percent of students is this?