# 2 percent of 40 Pounds

Using this tool you can find any percentage in three ways. So, we think you reached us looking for answers like: What is 2 (2%) percent (%) of 40 (40)? Or may be: 2 percent of 40 Pounds. See the solutions to these problems just after the percentage calculator below.

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## How to work out percentages - Step by Step

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### 1) What is 2% of 40?

Always use this formula to find a percentage:

^{%} / _{100} = ^{Part} / _{Whole} replace the given values:

^{2} / _{100} = ^{Part} / _{40}

Cross multiply:

2 x 40 = 100 x Part, or

80 = 100 x Part

Now, divide by 100 and get the answer:

Part = ^{80} / _{100} = 0.8

### 2) 2 is what percent of 40?

Use again the same percentage formula:

^{%} / _{100} = ^{Part} / _{Whole} replace the given values:

^{%} / _{100} = ^{2} / _{40}

Cross multiply:

% x 40 = 2 x 100

Divide by 40 and get the percentage:

% = ^{2 x 100} / _{40} = 5%