Bunuel wrote:

150 is what percent of 30 ?

(A) 5%

(B) 20%

(C) 50%

(D) 200%

(E) 500%

To solve we can create a fairly simple word translation. Remember if we are asked “x is what percent of y”? we can set up the following expression:

x/y * 100 = ?

In this problem we are asked '150 is what percent of 30' and we can solve this by substituting 150 for x and 30 for y:

150/30 x 100 = ?

5 x 100 = 500%

Answer: E

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