# A football team won 10 matches out of the total number of matches they played. If their win percentage was 40, then how many matches did they play in all?

**Solution:**

Percentage is defined as a given part or amount in every hundred. It is a fraction with 100 as the denominator and is represented by the symbol "%".

Assuming the total number of matches played as x, equating 40% of x to 10, the value of x can be found

Let the total number of matches played = x

Thus, 40% of x = 10

⇒ (40/100) × x = 10

⇒ x = (10 × 100)/40

⇒ x = 25

Hence, the total number of matches played = 25

**Video Solution:**

## A football team won 10 matches out of the total number of matches they played. If their win percentage was 40, then how many matches did they play in all?

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**Summary:**

A football team won 10 matches out of the total number of matches they played. If their win percentage was 40, the total number of matches played by the football team is 25.