This is a sample question for the ACCUPLACER I have to take im not sure how to figure this one out.

All of the following are ways to write 25 percent of N EXCEPT

A.) 0.25 N

B.) 25N/100

C.) 1/4 N

D.) 25 N

answer and why please?

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## Re: 25% of N

Hi, someguy.

Remember, that the phrase "x% of y" just means "y multiplied by x%."

Here the part that can be expressed many different ways is the x%, or in your case 25%.

25% = .25 = 25/100 = 1/4

This means the answers A, B, and C are all different ways to write 25 percent of N.

25% is NOT equal to 25, however. This is why the correct answer is D. 25 N = 25 * N and this is NOT equal to 25 percent of N.

I hope that helps.