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# 12 is 3/4 of what number?

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25 Feb 2018, 11:19
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12 is 3/4 of what number?

(A) 36
(B) 20
(C) 16
(D) 15
(E) 9
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25 Feb 2018, 11:24
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Bunuel wrote:
12 is 3/4 of what number?

(A) 36
(B) 20
(C) 16
(D) 15
(E) 9

Let x = the number in question

We can write: 3/4 of x = 12
In other words: (3/4)(x) = 12
So, x = 12/(3/4)
= (12)(4/3)
= 16

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Brent
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Re: 12 is 3/4 of what number?   [#permalink] 25 Feb 2018, 11:24
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