# 85 percent of a fifth Pounds

Using this tool you can find any percentage in three ways. So, we think you reached us looking for answers like: What is 85 (85%) percent (%) of a fifth (1/5)? Or may be: 85 percent of a fifth 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 85% of 1/5?

Always use this formula to find a percentage:

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

^{85} / _{100} = ^{Part} / _{1/5}

Cross multiply:

85 x 1/5 = 100 x Part, or

17 = 100 x Part

Now, divide by 100 and get the answer:

Part = ^{17} / _{100} = 0.85

### 2) 85 is what percent of 1/5?

Use again the same percentage formula:

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

^{%} / _{100} = ^{85} / _{1/5}

Cross multiply:

% x 1/5 = 85 x 100

Divide by 1/5 and get the percentage:

% = ^{85 x 100} / _{1/5} = 42500%