Math and Arithmetic

# What is the answer to 50 percent of 70?

###### Wiki User

###### April 04, 2013 10:48AM

50% of 70

= 50% * 70

= 0.5 * 70

= **35**

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### How do you find the answer to 50 percent of 70?

To do this problem, you set up a proportion: 50 percent of 100
is equal to what (x) percent of 70? It should look like this:
50/100 = x/70
To solve this problem, divide 50 by 100:
.5 = x/70
To finish the equation, times both sides by 70:
(.5)(70) = (70)(x/70) [The x70 and /70 cancel each other
out]
35 = x
So, 50% of 70 is 35.