# Percents

In a batch of eggs, 3% were broken. There were 18 broken eggs. How many eggs were there in the batch?

Answers
Try to work out what 1% would be and then multiply by 100 to get your answer! In this case 18 divided by 3 makes 1% = 6. Now multiply 6 by a hundred!
Dave W.
25 February 2016
let initially batch contain 100 egg. then 3% break i.e 3% of 100 =3if 3 egg broken then total egg=1001 egg broken then total egg=100/3if 18 egg broken then total egg= 100/3*18=600 egg.
pankaj_sharma
25 February 2016
This problem means :3% (3 out of 100) eggs are broken and that represents 18 eggs out of the total number of eggs (unknown).Therefore mathematically 3/100 = 18/?Applying knowledge in equivalent fractions3 changes to 18 by multiplying it by 6 so....                                                  100 changes in the same way(multiplying by 6) ____100x6=600In conclusion total of eggs represented by 100% is 600 in number.
Bridget O.
25 February 2016
If 18 =  3%, then 6 = 1% (18/3). (We need to workout what 1% is in order to work out 100%).6x100 = 600. (This  = 100%). So there were 600 eggs in the basket to begin with.
Charlotte H.
25 February 2016
x - 100%1% - 6 eggs6*100=600Answer: 600 eggs
Adelie G.
25 February 2016
From the question, we know that 3% equals 18 broken eggs. Now we have to find out the 1% of the batch. I know that 1% of the batch is 6 eggs (18 divided by 3 is 6 and 6 is the 1%). If we times 6 by 100, we know that the batch has 600 eggs in it altogether.
Charlotte J.
25 February 2016
All these questions involving percentages, can be solved using a very simple rule with the same format.1.Set up two equations, percentages on one side and the other object in the other (in this case eggs)3%=18 eggs100%= x eggs2. We perform cross multiplication, and divide by what's left to obtain x(100x18)/3= 600 eggs in the batch
Jesus A.
29 February 2016
We know that 3% = 18 eggs Find what 1% is first = 18 divide by 3 = 61% = 6 therefore, 100% ( the whole amount) is 6 x 100 = 600 altogether in the batch.
Andriana T.
01 March 2016
So the 3% is 18 eggs. Easiest step is too find 1%, divide the 3% by three 18 divided by 3 = 6So 1% is 6. Now find 10% so times 6 by 10 = 60So 10% is 60. Now to find out how many were in the batch times the 10% by 10 again, which will the equal 600 eggs.
liam_collins
02 March 2016
3% is the same as saying 3/100. 3/100 (i.e. "3 divided by 100") = 0.03To find 3% of a number, you multiply that number by 0.03Let's call the original number of eggs "n". We know that 3% of the number n = 18. We can write this as follows...0.03 x n = 18or as0.03n = 18To find out what "n" is, we can move the 0.03 across to the other side, but this time we have to divide instead of multiply. Son = 18/0.0318 divided by 0.03 = 600. So there were 600 eggs to begin with.
Jason F.
03 March 2016
First (and easiest) step is to find 1%. We know 3%= 18 eggs, so to find 1% we do 18 divided by 3= 6So 1%=6 eggs, therefore 100%= 6x100.The answer is 600 eggs in the batch
Amy W.
03 March 2016
18 divided by 3% = 6, so 1% is 6 eggswhole batch or 100% = 6 x 100 = 600 eggs
svetlapopova
06 March 2016
Let there were  a eggs 3% of y =3 divided by 100 x a             = 3/100 x a     ------(1)if 3% equals to 18 then (1) becomes18= 3/100 x a 1800=3aa= 1800/3a=600So there were 600 eggs in the batch.
syedbahi
17 March 2016
18 eggs is 3%. 18/3 = 6 = 1%. If 1% is 6, 100% is 600 (100*6)There were thus 600 eggs in the batch.
Rob O.
28 March 2016
To find out 1% we would do 18/3 = 6. To find 100% we do 6*100 = 600. This is because 1*100 gives us 100% Therefore we have 600 eggs in the batch.
caroline96
08 April 2016
18/3 x 100 = 600(100% of the eggs)or simplify that and just do 18/0.03 = 600(100% of the eggs)
Jake B.
28 April 2016
18 eggs = 3% of the total eggs. To find 1% we divide by 3.18/3 =6, so 1% of the total eggs = 6 eggs. To find the total number of eggs (100%) we multiply 6 by 100. 6*100 = 600. So the total number of eggs in the batch was 600. When working with percentages it is always useful and easier if we know what 1% of your total is. Best wishes,Ryan.
Ryan M.
14 June 2016
Hi!We were told 18 eggs were broken, and also that this is 3% of the number of eggs.We can start by finding what one percent would be: If 3% is 18 eggs, 1% will be 6 eggs - (As 3% divided by 3 is 1%, you would then divide the 18 eggs by 3, which gives 6 eggs)We now know 1% of the broken eggs is 6 eggs. We want to find the number of eggs in the whole batch, which is 100%. We therefore multiply the 6 eggs by 100 to give 600 eggs broken in total.Hope this helps!
Sandra S.
28 November 2016
Let total number of eggs be x.So, 3% of x were broken and there were 18 broken eggs.We can write this as: 0.03*x =18x=18/0.03x= 600 eggs (answer).
moushitamahmud
01 April 2017
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