Let us simply set up an equation.
What percent of 49 is 7.
x% of 49 = 7.
x/100 * 49 = 7.
49x/100 = 7. Simply cross multiply
49x = 7 * 100
x = 7* 100 /49 = 100/7. = 14 2/7
So it is 14 and 2/7% or ≈ 14.286%

ufnwish73

We set up a proportion: 7/49= ?/100
Cross multiply: 49*?= 7*100
⇒ ?= 7*100/49= 14.29
7 is 14.29% of 49.