 Using the Proportion Method to Solve Percent Problems   There are a variety of ways to solve percent problems, many of which can be
VERY confusing. Fortunately, the PROPORTION METHOD will work for all three
types of questions:
What number is 75% of 4?
3 is what percent of 4?
75% of what number is 3?
Using the PROPORTION METHOD, the setup is always the same:
PERCENT 


the number with the percent sign (%).

PART 


the number with the word is.

WHOLE 


the number with the word of. 
  
 
