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Positive integer y is 50 percent of 50 percent of positive integer x, and y percent of x equals 100. what is the value of x ?

A) 50
B) 100
C) 200
D) 1000
E) 2000

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Positive integer y is 50 percent of 50 percent of positive integer x, and y percent of x equals 100. what is the value of x ?

A. 50
B. 100
C. 200
D. 1000
E. 2000

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Given: x>0 and y>0.
"Positive integer y is 50 percent of 50 percent of positive integer x" --> y=0.5*(0.5x)=0.25x
"y percent of x equals 100" --> \frac{y}{100}*x=100 --> xy=100*100 --> substitute y --> x^2=4*100*100 --> as x>0, only one solution x=200.

Answer: C.
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Re: Positive integer y is 50 percent of 50 percent of positive [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2014, 01:32
y = \frac{50x}{100} * \frac{50}{100}

y = \frac{25x}{100} .......... (1)

\frac{xy}{100} = 100

y = 100 * \frac{100}{x} ..... (2)

Equating (1) & (2)

\frac{25x}{100} = 100 * \frac{100}{x}

25 x^2 = 100 * 100 * 100

x^2 = 4 * 100 * 100

x = 2 * 10 * 10 = 200

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