# How would I write this as an equation?

To keep this question easy, I am using simple numbers to figure out how to write this equation.

QUESTION: If you give me a $110 and I have to give Bob 10% of the $110. How much do I give Bob?

(In reality I know I keep $100 and give Bob $10 but how would I write this out as an equation???)

No your missing my question. Not 10% on top of $110. 10% OUT OF $110. The answer is $10 because I am looking or 10% of a $100 which equals $110. Basically working backward to arrive at $10. Please dont give me $11 because that is 10% of 110.

### 4 Answers

- DouglasLv 77 years ago
you are asking

What is 10% of $110? ............Let's change this text to Math symbols

WHAT means x

IS means =

% means divide by 100

OF means multiply

so

What is 10% of $110?

x = 10/100 * 110

x = 1100/100

s = 11

$11 is your answer

- 7 years ago
if you give me $110 and I have to give Bob 10% I have to give him $11 and you are left with $99