What is 20 times 5 percent?

Here we will show you two different yet similar ways of calculating 20 times 5 percent (20 x 5%). The idea is to show you different ways of calculating 20 times 5 percent so you will have a good understanding of the underlying process of multiplying any number with any percent.

We start by converting 5 percent to a decimal number by dividing 5 by 100 and then we multiply that decimal number by 20. Here is the math to illustrate:

5 / 100 = 0.05
20 x 0.05 = 1

The reason we divide 5 by 100 above is because 5 percent means per 100. You can actually divide by 100 after you multiply 20 by 5 and get the same answer. Again, here is the math to illustrate:

20 x 5 = 100
100 / 100 = 1

The key is to remember is that "percent" in 5 percent means per hundred and you have to adjust for that with problems like this. To summarize, here is 20 times 5 percent with the answer:

20 x 5 percent = 1

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