# What is 0.4 percent of 50000?

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### Solution for 'What is 0.4% of 50000?'

In the following example, consider that:

- The percentage figure is represented by X%
- The whole amount is represented by W
- The portion amount or part is represented by P

#### Solution Steps

The following question is of the type "How much X percent of W", where W is the whole amount and X is the percentage figure or rate".

Let's say that you need to find 0.4 percent of 50000. What are the steps?

**Step 1**: First determine the value of the whole amount. We assume that the whole amount is 50000.

**Step 2**: Determine the percentage, which is 0.4.

**Step 3**: Convert the percentage 0.4% to its decimal form by dividing 0.4 by 100 to get the decimal number 0.004:

0.4100 = 0.004

Notice that dividing by 100 is the same as moving the decimal point two places to the left.

0.4 → 0.04 → 0.00

Step 4: Finally, find the portion by multiplying the decimal form found in the previous step by the whole amount:

0.004 x 50000 = 200 (answer).

The steps above are expressed by the formula:

P = W × X%100

This formula says that:

*"To find the portion or the part from the whole amount, multiply the whole by the percentage, then divide the result by 100"*.

The symbol % means the percentage expressed in a fraction or multiple of one hundred.

Replacing these values in the formula, we get:

P = 50000 × 0.4100 = 50000 × 0.004 = 200 (answer)

Therefore, the answer is 200 is that 0.4 percent of 50000.