Percentage Problems

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Example 2
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3 is what percent of 4?
3 appears with the word is:     It's the PART and goes on top.
4 appears with the word of:
    It's the WHOLE and goes on the bottom.

We're trying to find the missing PERCENT (out of the whole 100%).
In a proportion the cross-products are equal:   So 3 times 100 is equal to 4 times the PERCENT.
The missing PERCENT equals 100 times 3 divided by 4.
(Multiply the two opposite corners with numbers; then divide by the other number.)

3 times 100 = 4 times the percent
300 = 4 times the percent
300/4 = 4/4 times the percent
75 =   the percent

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