Can someone please explain to me how to solve these two problems:
4 1/4% of (?) = 8.5
2/3% of (?) = 33.3
Please show your work and explain in detail so I'm able to solve my self without a calculator. Thanks!
i will do the second, i leave the first to you.
remember, "%" means "out of 100" or "over 100" and "of" means multiply.
thus, 2/3% of x = 33.3 is the same as saying 2/3 *(1/100) * x = 33.3
that is, 2/300 * x = 33.3
multiplying by 300 then dividing by 2 we get x = 4995
now do the first and type what you get
4 1/4 = 17/4
17/4*(1/100) * x = 8.5
17/400 * x = 8.5
400 * 8.5 = 3400
3400 divided by 17 = 200!
THANK YOU!!!
On the problem you did my answer key is telling me the answer is 5000 and when I used your same method on the problem I did I came up with the correct answer on my answer key. Do you think it's a typo on my practice test? It gives me multiple choice and the answers in the back. On your problem it gives me A. 5000, B. 400, C. 600, D. 1000 & the answer key says A is the correct answer.
Your correct, I understand exactly what your saying. However, your confusing my statement with another problem that Jhevon solved for me. For the problem 4 1/4% of (?) = 8.5 the answer is 200, For the problem Jhevon solved and explained for me: 2/3% of (?) = 33.3 Jhevon came up with the answer of 4995 and my answer key is saying it's 5000.