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Re: If m > 0 and x is...... [#permalink]
22 Oct 2010, 05:45

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pzazz12 wrote:

If m > 0 and x is m percent of y, then, in terms of m, y is what percent of x?

A. 100m

B. 1/100m

C. 1/m

D. 10/m

E. 10000/m

x is m percent of y --> y*\frac{m}{100}=x; y is what percent of x --> x*\frac{?}{100}=y --> ?=\frac{y}{x}*100 --> as from above \frac{y}{x}=\frac{100}{m} then ?=\frac{y}{x}*100=\frac{100}{m}*100=\frac{10,000}{m}.

Re: If m > 0 and x is...... [#permalink]
31 Oct 2010, 03:55

Answer: E (for me) OA?? (Please! always provide Official Answer and if you don't know then mention that you don't know it) My explanation was same as Bunuel's, so not going to write the explanation. _________________

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If m > 0 and x is m percent of y, then, in terms of m, y is what [#permalink]
10 Feb 2013, 03:28

marcusaurelius wrote:

If m > 0 and x is m percent of y, then, in terms of m, y is what percent of x?

a) 100m b) 1/100m c) 1/m d) 10/m e) 10,000/m

Can someone solve this using a picking numbers strategy?

Let's imagine that m= 2 and y=100 x= 2% from 100 which makes 2. Now we need to find what percent is y from x. Y=100 and x=2. 100*100/2, since 2=m, the answer is 10,000/m.

Re: If m > 0 and x is m percent of y, then, in terms of m, y is [#permalink]
03 May 2013, 09:02

here is my solution, can someone pl tell what wrong am I doing?

Y=20 x=2 m=10

now Y is (20*100)/2 = 1000% of x. that is, y is 1000% x and in the answer choices choice 1 I.e 100m is equal 1000 so I marked 1 as answer choice what is wrong with my approach? _________________

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Re: If m > 0 and x is m percent of y, then, in terms of m, y is [#permalink]
03 May 2013, 11:09

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nikhil007 wrote:

here is my solution, can someone pl tell what wrong am I doing?

Y=20 x=2 m=10

now Y is (20*100)/2 = 1000% of x. that is, y is 1000% x and in the answer choices choice 1 I.e 100m is equal 1000 so I marked 1 as answer choice what is wrong with my approach?

There is nothing wrong with your approach. Just that you have two options giving the same answer(A and E). Thus, the value of x,y and m have to be changed.A smarter value to use CAN be : assume that m=100%, that is x=y. Thus, our answer would also be 100% only. Plug-in the value of m=100% and you will see that only E matches. _________________

Re: If m > 0 and x is...... [#permalink]
25 Sep 2013, 04:08

Bunuel wrote:

pzazz12 wrote:

If m > 0 and x is m percent of y, then, in terms of m, y is what percent of x?

A. 100m

B. 1/100m

C. 1/m

D. 10/m

E. 10000/m

x is m percent of y --> y*\frac{m}{100}=x; y is what percent of x --> x*\frac{?}{100}=y --> ?=\frac{y}{x}*100 --> as from above \frac{y}{x}=\frac{100}{m} then ?=\frac{y}{x}*100=\frac{100}{m}*100=\frac{10,000}{m}.

Answer: E.

You are Genius Bunuel.. I waas getting so confused in this , thankew so much...