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# 12 is 25% of what number? percent ×whole=part

$25\% \ of \ x= 12 \\\\ \frac{25}{100}*x=12 \\\\ \frac{1}{4}=\frac{12}{x} \\\\ x=\frac{4*12}{1} \\\\ \boxed{x=48}$
If we know that 12 is 25% of x (unknown)  And we want to find x we can just multiply 12 by 4, because 12 is 25%: so 12 = $\frac{25}{100}$ 12 = $\frac{1}{4}$   / *4 48 = 1 - 1 means 100% of x, so just x The result is 48