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# What Is 20 Percent of 60 + Solution With Free Steps

**20 percent of 60 is 12. To get this answer, we multiply 0.20 by 60. **

These type of problems are also related to** real-world scenarios**. Let us consider, for example, that Ahmed works at a store. He got a commission on every item he sold. His boss announces a **20 percent** commission on every item having a price of **60 dollars**. He wants to find the amount of commission in dollars, so he calculates. He calculates **20 percent of 60.** To get the answer, he multiplies** 0.2 by 60.** The answer is 12 dollars. So, he gets **12 dollars commission** on every item he sells, having a price of **60 dollars.** There are a lot more examples related to this article in our real life.

## What Is 20 Percent of 60?

**20 percent of 60 is 12. To get this answer, we multiply 0.20 by 60. **There are various ways to solve these types of percent problems.

**How to calculate 20 percent of 60?**

The following steps are used to **solve 20 percent of 60.**

### Step 1

In the given question, the **output value is 60**. let’s suppose the** unknown** value is **y**.

### Step 2

Consider the output values as

**60 = 100%**

In a similar way, the** unknown value **is written as

**x = 20%**

### Step 3

Now we have two equations, so by **dividing both sides of the equation**.

**60 = 100%**

**x = 20%**

**( 60% ) / ( x% ) = 100 / 20**

### Step 4

**Reciprocal of both sides of above equation** gives us the following form.

**x% / 60% = 20 / 100**

### Step 5

Now by **solving the above equation**

**x = 0.2 x 60**

**x = 12 **

**The 20 percent of 60 is 12. **The **pie- chart** for the given problem is given below.

Figure 1: The above pie chart shows 20 percent of 60.

The **pie- chart** for the given problem is shown above. The whole is 60. The **blue area** in the graph shows **20 percent of 60 which is 12.** The remaining area shown in **red** is **80 percent which is 48.**

A **percentage** is defined as a given part or amount in each hundredth. It is a **fraction with 100** as **denominator** and is represented by the** “%” symbol.**

*All the Mathematical drawings/images are created using GeoGebra.*