35% means the same as 35 hundredths. So to find that you divide 40 by 100 (to find one hundredth) and then multiply by 35. The answer is 14

Think of % as hundredths 1% is one hundredth, 2% is two hundredths. So 65% is 65 hundredths. One hundredth shown as a decimal is 0.01, two hundredths would be 0.02, and it's the same all the way up, so 65 hundredths ( 65%) is shown as 0.65 as a decimal