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Bunuel wrote:
85% of what number is 136?

A. 160
B. 170
C. 180
D. 190
E. 220


Let the number be x

So, 85% of x = 136
In other words, 0.85x = 136
Solve: x = 136/0.85 = 160

Answer: A

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Bunuel wrote:
85% of what number is 136?

A. 160
B. 170
C. 180
D. 190
E. 220


Letting n = the number, we have:

0.85n = 136

n = 160

Answer: A
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