# 174 is what percent of 1659 - step by step solution

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1. We assume, that the number 1659 is 100% - because it's the output value of the task.
2. We assume, that x is the value we are looking for.
3. If 100% equals 1659, so we can write it down as 100%=1659.
4. We know, that x% equals 174 of the output value, so we can write it down as x%=174.
5. Now we have two simple equations:
1) 100%=1659
2) x%=174
where left sides of both of them have the same units, and both right sides have the same units, so we can do something like that:
100%/x%=1659/174
6. Now we just have to solve the simple equation, and we will get the solution we are looking for.

7. Solution for 174 is what percent of 1659

100%/x%=1659/174
(100/x)*x=(1659/174)*x       - we multiply both sides of the equation by x
100=9.5344827586207*x       - we divide both sides of the equation by (9.5344827586207) to get x
100/9.5344827586207=x
10.488245931284=x
x=10.488245931284

now we have:
174 is 10.488245931284% of 1659