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    Question Word Problem PLEASE HELP

    I don't want my boss to think that I am an idiot, so if you all can help I would be so appreciative.

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    If $922,774,069 = 46.45%, what is 100%


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    Quote Originally Posted by neomastino View Post
    I don't want my boss to think that I am an idiot, so if you all can help I would be so appreciative.

    Problem:
    If $922,774,069 = 46.45%, what is 100%


    Thanks a million.

    --Mike
    $922,774,069 is 46.45% of x, so
    x = \frac{\$ 922,774,069}{46.45 \%} = \frac{\$ 922,774,069}{0.4645} = \$ 1,986,596,488.70 (rounded slightly)

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    Thanks a million. There is a reason that I am a lawyer and not a math whiz







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    Hello, Mike!

    If $922,774,069 = 46.45%, what is 100% ?

    You have: .46.45% of something is 992,774,069

    We have the equation: . 0.4645x \:=\:992,774,069

    Divide both sides by 0.4645: . x \:=\:1,986,596,488.698...

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    Quote Originally Posted by neomastino View Post
    I don't want my boss to think that I am an idiot, so if you all can help I would be so appreciative.

    Problem:
    If $922,774,069 = 46.45%, what is 100%


    Thanks a million.

    --Mike
    In general, if you have

    x = y %
    ? = 100 %

    The unknown ("?") can be computed as follows
    ? = (100/y) * x

    In your case
    $922,774,069 = 46.45%
    ? = 100 %

    ? = (100/46.45) * 922,774,069
    ? = 1986596488.697 =~ 1,986,596,488.70

    Hope this helps

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