Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 2 - Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving - 2.4 Applications with Percent - 2.4 Exercise Set - Page 111: 85


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Work Step by Step

Typical percentage problem: What percent ($n$, as a decimal number) of (the base amount $y$) is $x?$ Translated:$\quad n\cdot y=x$ --- Here, What percent ($ n=240\%$) of ($y=?$) is ($x=120$)$?$ Translated:$\quad 2.4\cdot y=120$ ... divide with $2.4$ $y=50$
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