# Thread: Simple percentage problem

1. ## Simple percentage problem

A stock loses 60% of its value. What must the percentage of increase be to recover all of its lost value.
(a)60%
(b)120%
(c)150%
(d)200%
(e)300%

2. Originally Posted by bilalsaeedkhan
A stock loses 60% of its value. What must the percentage of increase be to recover all of its lost value.
(a)60%
(b)120%
(c)150%
(d)200%
(e)300%
$(0.4x)P = 0.6x \Rightarrow 0.4P = 0.6 \Rightarrow P = ....$

Now convert the fraction P into a percentage.