# 3 percent of five Pounds

Using this tool you can find any percentage in three ways. So, we think you reached us looking for answers like: What is 3 (3%) percent (%) of five (5)? Or may be: 3 percent of five 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

Here are the solutions to the questions stated above:

### 1) What is 3% of 5?

Always use this formula to find a percentage:

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

^{3} / _{100} = ^{Part} / _{5}

Cross multiply:

3 x 5 = 100 x Part, or

15 = 100 x Part

Now, divide by 100 and get the answer:

Part = ^{15} / _{100} = 0.15

### 2) 3 is what percent of 5?

Use again the same percentage formula:

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

^{%} / _{100} = ^{3} / _{5}

Cross multiply:

% x 5 = 3 x 100

Divide by 5 and get the percentage:

% = ^{3 x 100} / _{5} = 60%