Translating this sentence into an equation gives:

12 = 0.60 (x)

(12 equals 60%, represented as a decimal, times a number "x")

So to solve, divide both sides by 0.60, and x = 20.

12 = 0.60 (x)

(12 equals 60%, represented as a decimal, times a number "x")

So to solve, divide both sides by 0.60, and x = 20.