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    Exclamation Need help calculating unknown percentage

    to achieve 100%, execute request in 5 days,
    if I execute it in 1.5 days, what percentage have I achieved and how?

    the percentage should go higher
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    If we assume the progression is linear then it's a ratio problem:

    \frac{1.5}{5} = \frac{x}{100}

    and solve for x (which will be a percentage)

    If the progression is not linear then I'll need to know the relation between time and percentage
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    scenario is to achieve 100% I have to execute request with in 5 days, if i execute the request in 5 days i achieve 100% but if i execute the request in 2 days i should achieve a higher percentage, is there any formula to find the percentage, i believe if i 5/2 X 100= 250%? is this right
    or will it be 5 = 100%
    2 = 40%
    so if i execute it in 2 days the percentage should be 140%?
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    Quote Originally Posted by salmanncb View Post
    scenario is to achieve 100% I have to execute request with in 5 days, if i execute the request in 5 days i achieve 100% but if i execute the request in 2 days i should achieve a higher percentage, is there any formula to find the percentage, i believe if i 5/2 X 100= 250%? is this right
    or will it be 5 = 100%
    2 = 40%
    so if i execute it in 2 days the percentage should be 140%?
    What happens if you execute the request in six days?
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    Quote Originally Posted by salmanncb View Post
    to achieve 100%, execute request in 5 days,
    if I execute it in 1.5 days, what percentage have I achieved and how?
    the percentage should go higher
    What is the exact text of the exercise, please?

    Thank you!
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