How to Find the Whole Given a Percent


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Which are the four components of a part / whole ratio?

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1. Seventy percent of the class is present. There are 14 kids present. How big is the whole class?

2. Which of the following is NOT true about equivalent ratios?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Being given the percentage and asked to find the whole can seem a little daunting before you learn how to do it. Once you've grasped the concept, this quiz will test your ability to calculate a series of wholes in given practice problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This 'finding the whole' quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recall the four components of a part/whole ratio
  • Calculate how big the whole is when given a percent in the context of a word problem
  • Solve for the whole

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the most important information found in the lesson on finding the whole with a percent
  • Problem solving - use your understanding to take a given percentage and calculate the whole
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have acquired with regards to the components of part/whole ratios

Additional Learning

To find out more about this math concept and see related example problems, review our lesson called How to Find the Whole Given a Percent. It will focus on the following objectives:

  • Explain how to think of percentages in relation to fractions
  • Examine cross multiplying to solve ratios
  • Learn how to check your answers