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80% of what number is 40?



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hoblos
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50

NotSObright
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50

candance1109
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how did u get that answer? just asking because i want to be able to figure it out on my own

mitosuki
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40 / .8 = 50
the slash equals division.
50 * .8 = 40

lalaly
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let the number be x\[\frac{80}{100} \times x=40\]solve for x

Hershey_Kisses
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yeahh i'm right
.8 x = 40
x = 40 * (5/4) = 10 * 5 = 50
80% of 50 (answer) is 40

candance1109
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how did u get .8 from 80%? moved the decimal over twice?

mitosuki
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Yes that is how you convert a percent to a decimal :)