#### Solution for 5 is what percent of 87:

5:87*100 =

(5*100):87 =

500:87 = 5.75

Now we have: 5 is what percent of 87 = 5.75

Question: 5 is what percent of 87?

Percentage solution with steps:

Step 1: We make the assumption that 87 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\%}={87}.

Step 4: In the same vein, {x\%}={5}.

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

{100\%}={87}(1).

{x\%}={5}(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{87}{5}

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

\frac{x\%}{100\%}=\frac{5}{87}

\Rightarrow{x} = {5.75\%}

Therefore, {5} is {5.75\%} of {87}.

#### Solution for 87 is what percent of 5:

87:5*100 =

(87*100):5 =

8700:5 = 1740

Now we have: 87 is what percent of 5 = 1740

Question: 87 is what percent of 5?

Percentage solution with steps:

Step 1: We make the assumption that 5 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\%}={5}.

Step 4: In the same vein, {x\%}={87}.

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

{100\%}={5}(1).

{x\%}={87}(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{5}{87}

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

\frac{x\%}{100\%}=\frac{87}{5}

\Rightarrow{x} = {1740\%}

Therefore, {87} is {1740\%} of {5}.

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