# Percentage Problem Help

• Feb 23rd 2008, 08:48 AM
pilot5
Percentage Problem Help
I am trying to figure out:

44.91 Units equals 59% of the total
23.40 Units equals 41% of the total
This would mean the 23.40 Units are worth more per Unit. I cant figure out how many percent more are they per Unit.

The second question would be if I add 2.85 Units of the same value to the 23.40 Units for a new total of 26.25 what would the new percentages be?
44.91=?% and 26.25=?%.
• Feb 25th 2008, 04:54 AM
TKHunny
Can you try the actual and exact problem statement? This version isn't quite making sense.

I take it we are to assume that the "Units" in the first two statements are NOT the same, but the "Total" in the first two statements IS the same?

If X is value per unit in the first Statement, then 44.91X/Total = 0.59.
If Y is value per unit in the second Statement, then 23.40Y/Total = 0.41.

We also have 44.91X + 23.40Y = Total

From this, we can see that Y = 1.3337X

This may or may not lead you to be able to answer the questions.