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 Post subject: quick question re: problem 49 p 140 Arithmetic bookPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:53 pm

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In the solution it says we have the algebraic problem x = (y/100)*z. I'm not sure why this is escaping me... but I don't see how how do we manipulate the problem to read z/x = 100/y as mentioned in the solution? Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: quick question re: problem 49 p 140 Arithmetic bookPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:28 pm

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x = (y/100) * z, since y is a percentage

from (1)

z/x = 0.8

z = 0.8 * x

x = 1/(0.8) * z

so y/100 = (1/0.8)

y = 100/0.8

from (2)

x - (20/100)x = z

(80/100)x = z

x = (100/80)z

so y/100 = 100/80

y = 100/.8

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