21/50 as a percent

What percentage is 21 out of 50?

Answer: 21 out of 50 as a percentage is 42%

(Forty-two percent)

21 is 42 percent out of 50

Explanation of 21/50 Fraction to Percent Conversion

Fraction to Percentage Conversion Formula: % = (Number1 ÷ Number2) × 100

According to 'Fraction to Percentage' conversion formula if you want to know what percent of 50 is 21 you have to divide 21 by 50 and then multiply the result by 100.

Here is the complete solution:

(21 ÷ 50) × 100

=

0.42 × 100

=

42%

To make it easier to calculate, you may write it as an equation:

21
/
50
=
X
/
100

We need to adjust the fraction to the target denominator 100. To find the required multiplier we need to divide 100 by the denominator 50:

100 ÷ 50 = 2

Now we can multiply our numerator 21 by this multiplier:

21 × 2 = 42 %

so

21
/
50
=
42
/
100
= 42%

There is also another approach - you can first multiply numerator 21 by 100 and then divide result by denominator 50 :

(21 × 100) ÷ 50

=

2100 ÷ 50

=

42%