#### Solution for 170 is what percent of 500:

170:500*100 =

(170*100):500 =

17000:500 = 34

Now we have: 170 is what percent of 500 = 34

Question: 170 is what percent of 500?

Percentage solution with steps:

Step 1: We make the assumption that 500 is 100% since it is our output value.

Step 2: We next represent the value we seek with {x}.

Step 3: From step 1, it follows that {100\%}={500}.

Step 4: In the same vein, {x\%}={170}.

Step 5: This gives us a pair of simple equations:

{100\%}={500}(1).

{x\%}={170}(2).

Step 6: By simply dividing equation 1 by equation 2 and taking note of the fact that both the LHS
(left hand side) of both equations have the same unit (%); we have

\frac{100\%}{x\%}=\frac{500}{170}

Step 7: Taking the inverse (or reciprocal) of both sides yields

\frac{x\%}{100\%}=\frac{170}{500}

\Rightarrow{x} = {34\%}

Therefore, {170} is {34\%} of {500}.

#### Solution for 500 is what percent of 170:

500:170*100 =

(500*100):170 =

50000:170 = 294.12

Now we have: 500 is what percent of 170 = 294.12

Question: 500 is what percent of 170?

Percentage solution with steps:

Step 1: We make the assumption that 170 is 100% since it is our output value.

Step 2: We next represent the value we seek with {x}.

Step 3: From step 1, it follows that {100\%}={170}.

Step 4: In the same vein, {x\%}={500}.

Step 5: This gives us a pair of simple equations:

{100\%}={170}(1).

{x\%}={500}(2).

Step 6: By simply dividing equation 1 by equation 2 and taking note of the fact that both the LHS
(left hand side) of both equations have the same unit (%); we have

\frac{100\%}{x\%}=\frac{170}{500}

Step 7: Taking the inverse (or reciprocal) of both sides yields

\frac{x\%}{100\%}=\frac{500}{170}

\Rightarrow{x} = {294.12\%}

Therefore, {500} is {294.12\%} of {170}.

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