# How much is 15 percent of forty two

Using this tool you can find any percentage in three ways. So, we think you reached us looking for answers like: What is 15 (15%) percent (%) of forty two (42)? Or may be: How much is 15 percent of forty two. 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 15% of 42?

Always use this formula to find a percentage:

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

^{15} / _{100} = ^{Part} / _{42}

Cross multiply:

15 x 42 = 100 x Part, or

630 = 100 x Part

Now, divide by 100 and get the answer:

Part = ^{630} / _{100} = 6.3

### 2) 15 is what percent of 42?

Use again the same percentage formula:

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

^{%} / _{100} = ^{15} / _{42}

Cross multiply:

% x 42 = 15 x 100

Divide by 42 and get the percentage:

% = ^{15 x 100} / _{42} = 35.714285714286%