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A number x is 8 times another number y. The percentage that y is less than x is

A. 12.5%
B. 87.5%
C. 80%
D. 11%
E. 1%

Wording is too confusing.....How to interpret this? someone shed some light.

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A number x is 8 times another number y. The percentage that y is less than x is

A. 12.5%
B. 87.5%
C. 80%
D. 11%
E. 1%

Wording is too confusing.....How to interpret this? someone shed some light.


Say y=1 and x=8.

Then y=1 is less than x=8 by (8-1)/8*100=7/8*100=87.5%.

Answer: B.
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Answer = B

For \(y = \frac{1}{8}, x = 1\)

\((1 - \frac{1}{8}) * 100 = \frac{7}{8} * 100 = 87.5%\)
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x=8
y=1

the percentage y of x is 1/8*100=100/8

the difference in percentage is 100-100/8=700/8=87.5

B

intuitively C is too simple, other unrealistic, so B fits
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New post 23 Sep 2018, 10:01
Let's say "y" is a specific number,and "x" is 8 times y
i.e.
y
x=8y

The percentage that y is less than x is : (8y -y)/8y = 87.5%
The answer is B
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