# What is 3 percent of 187200 - step by step solution

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1. We assume, that the number 187200 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 187200 is 100%, so we can write it down as 187200=100%.
4. We know, that x is 3% of the output value, so we can write it down as x=3%.
5. Now we have two simple equations:
1) 187200=100%
2) x=3%
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:
187200/x=100%/3%
6. Now we just have to solve the simple equation, and we will get the solution we are looking for.

7. Solution for what is 3% of 187200

187200/x=100/3
(187200/x)*x=(100/3)*x       - we multiply both sides of the equation by x
187200=33.333333333333*x       - we divide both sides of the equation by (33.333333333333) to get x
187200/33.333333333333=x
5616=x
x=5616

now we have:
3% of 187200=5616