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# If 2/5 of x is 8, then what is" 1/4 of x

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If $$\frac{2}{5}$$ of x is $$8$$, then what is $$\frac{1}{4}$$ of x?

a. 2

b. 3

c. 4

d. 5

e. 16

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28 Jul 2018, 10:53
AkshdeepS wrote:
If $$\frac{2}{5}$$ of x is $$8$$, then what is $$\frac{1}{4}$$ of x?

a. 2

b. 3

c. 4

d. 5

e. 16

$$\frac{2}{5}$$ of x is $$8$$

=> $$\frac{2}{5} * x$$ = 8

=> x = $$8 * \frac{5}{2}$$ = $$\frac{40}{2}$$ = 20

=> $$\frac{1}{4} * x$$ = $$\frac{1}{4} * 20$$ = 5

Hence option D
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03 Aug 2018, 15:09
AkshdeepS wrote:
If $$\frac{2}{5}$$ of x is $$8$$, then what is $$\frac{1}{4}$$ of x?

a. 2

b. 3

c. 4

d. 5

e. 16

(2/5)x = 8

x = 8(5/2)

x = 20

So 1/4 of 20 is 5.

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04 Aug 2018, 08:03
AkshdeepS wrote:
If $$\frac{2}{5}$$ of x is $$8$$, then what is $$\frac{1}{4}$$ of x?

a. 2

b. 3

c. 4

d. 5

e. 16

$$\frac{2x}{5}$$ = $$8$$

So, $$x = 20$$

Now, $$\frac{x}{4}$$ = $$\frac{20}{4} = 5$$, Answer must be (D)
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04 Feb 2019, 22:45
AkshdeepS wrote:
If $$\frac{2}{5}$$ of x is $$8$$, then what is $$\frac{1}{4}$$ of x?

a. 2

b. 3

c. 4

d. 5

e. 16

2/5 * x = 8
x = 20

Now 20/4 = 5

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