Percent of a Number

According to the graph, 20% of parents buy shoes for their children every four to five months. If 2,500 parents were surveyed, how many said that they purchase shoes for their children every four to five months?

To find 20% of 2,500, you can change the percent to a fraction or to a decimal, and then multiply it by the number. You can also use a model or a calculator.

Method 1 Change the percent to a fraction.

Method 2 Change the percent to a decimal

Method 3 Use a model.

Method 4 Use a calculator.