# What is 6 percent of 1000 (6% of 1000)

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## Want to learn the fastest method for calculating 6 percent of 1000 (6% of 1000)?

Assume the unknown value is 'Y'

100% / 1000 = 6% / Y

100 / 1000 = 6 / Y

Y ( 100 / 1000 ) = 6

Y = 6 ( 1000 / 100 )

Y = 60

Answer: 6 percent of 1000 is 60

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### What are percentages

Percentages are similar to fractions with an important difference. In fractions the whole is represented by the denominator (e.g. the number 5 in the fraction of 1/5). In percentages, the whole is represented by the number 100. In fact, 'per cent' means 'per 100' or 'for each 100'.

### How to solve

To solve the problem above, let's convert it into equation form: __ = 6% x 1000

In this example, the number 1000 represents the whole and so, as a percentage, it would be equal to 100%. Written as a ratio, we would get: 100% : 1000

If a student took a 1000 question test and they got every answer correct, as a percentage they would get a 100% score on the test.

In our problem we have to evaluate the 6 percent of 1000. For now, let's call this unknown value 'Y'. Written as a ratio, we would get: 6% : Y

To see a relationship between these two ratios, let's combine them into an equation: 100% : 1000 = 6% : Y

It is critical that both of the % values should be on the same side of a ratio. For instance, if you decide to put the % value on the right side of a ratio, then the other % value should also be on the right side of its ratio.

'1000 : 100% and Y : 6%' is correct.
'1000 : 100% and 6% : Y' is wrong.

Let's solve the equation for Y by first rewriting it as: 100% / 1000 = 6% / Y

Drop the percentage marks to simplify your calculations: 100 / 1000 = 6 / Y

Multiply both sides by Y to transfer it on the left side of the equation: Y ( 100 / 1000 ) = 6

To isolate Y, multiply both sides by 1000 / 100, we will have: Y = 6 ( 1000 / 100 )

Computing the right side, we get: Y = 60

This leaves us with our final answer: 6% of 1000 is 60