## Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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# Chapter 8 - Personal Finance - 8.1 Percent, Sales Tax and Discounts - Exercise Set 8.1 - Page 495: 39

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#### Work Step by Step

To express a percent as a decimal, we can move the decimal point two places to the left. $P = 60\% = 0.6$ A is P percent of B A = PB $3 = (0.6)B$ $B = \frac{3}{0.6}$ $B = 5$

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