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A college admissions officer predicts that 20 percent of the students who are accepted will not attend the college. According to this prediction, how many students should be accepted to achieve a planned enrollment of x students?

a)1.05x
b)1.1x
c)1.2x
d)1.25x
e)1.8x
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Let total students= x
No of students who will attend the college= 0.8

No of students needs to be accepted=\(\frac{x}{0.8}\)*100= 1.25x

Answer: D.
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A college admissions officer predicts that 20 percent of the students who are accepted will not attend the college. According to this prediction, how many students should be accepted to achieve a planned enrollment of x students?

a)1.05x
b)1.1x
c)1.2x
d)1.25x
e)1.8x


(enrollment) = 0.8*(accepted)

x = 0.8*(accepted)

(accepted) = x/0.8 = x*10/8 = 1.25x.

Answer: D.
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