# If 40 is subtracted from 60% of a number, the result is 50. Find the number.

In mathematics, a percentage is a number or ratio that is represented as a fraction out of 100.

## Answer: The number where 40 is subtracted from 60% of it giving a result of 50 is 54

For a number a%, it would be expressed as a/100 as a fraction.

## Explanation:

Let the unknown number be 'x'.

60% of the number 'x' is expressed mathematically as 60/100 × x

Now let's use the condition given in the question:

40 is subtracted from 60% of x, that is:

60% of x - 40 = 60/100 × x - 40

Since the result is equal to 50, therefore, the equation is framed as:

(60/100) × x - 40 = 50

or, (60/100) × x = 50 + 40

or, (60/100) × x = 90

or, x = 90 × (60/100) = 54