Hi - I was an English and Philosophy major. Can someone please tell me:
414 is what percent of 5,624?Hi,
It is surprising at times how you can "mathematize" a question by parsing the English sentence. In mathematical sentences (called equations) the verb is the equal sign. "What", "when", "how fast", ... is the quantity required, usually designated by a letter such as x or y. Percent means "per one-hundred", or "out of one-hundred" or "over one-hundred". "Of" is multiplication, for example one-quarter of 20 is 5. Thus your sentence
The question mark at the end of the sentences requests a solution for "what".