# 40 percent of 5 Pounds

Using this tool you can find any percentage in three ways. So, we think you reached us looking for answers like: What is 40 (40%) percent (%) of 5 (5)? Or may be: 40 percent of 5 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 40% of 5?

Always use this formula to find a percentage:

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

^{40} / _{100} = ^{Part} / _{5}

Cross multiply:

40 x 5 = 100 x Part, or

200 = 100 x Part

Now, divide by 100 and get the answer:

Part = ^{200} / _{100} = 2

### 2) 40 is what percent of 5?

Use again the same percentage formula:

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

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

Cross multiply:

% x 5 = 40 x 100

Divide by 5 and get the percentage:

% = ^{40 x 100} / _{5} = 800%