# What is 20 percent of 1600?

## Percentage Calculator

## Visualizing Through Pie Charts

One way of visualizing 20 percent is through a pie chart. In this example, the orange slice represents the percentage of the whole pie.

20 percent pie chart

## Visualizing Percentage with Bar Charts

Another way of visualizing percentages is using a bar chart like the one below. The orange bar represents 20, percent and the full square represents the whole or 100%.

20 percent bar chart

### Solution for 'What is 20% of 1600?'

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 20 percent of 1600. What are the steps?

**Step 1**: First determine the value of the whole amount. We assume that the whole amount is 1600.

**Step 2**: Determine the percentage, which is 20.

**Step 3**: Convert the percentage 20% to its decimal form by dividing 20 by 100 to get the decimal number 0.2:

20100 = 0.2

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

20.0 → 2.00 → 0.20

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

0.2 x 1600 = 320 (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 = 1600 × 20100 = 1600 × 0.2 = 320 (answer)

Therefore, the answer is 320 is that 20 percent of 1600.