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If 25 percent of 400 is 40 percent of x, then x =

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If 25 percent of 400 is 40 percent of x, then x =

(A) 65
(B) 160
(C) 250
(D) 260
(E) 440

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12 Oct 2017, 06:24
Bunuel wrote:
If 25 percent of 400 is 40 percent of x, then x =

(A) 65
(B) 160
(C) 250
(D) 260
(E) 440

Two steps sometimes makes it faster:

$$25$$ percent of $$400$$ =
$$.25(400)= 100$$

100 is 40 percent of x
$$100 = .4x$$
$$x =\frac{100}{.4} = 250$$

One step equation:
$$\frac{1}{4} (400) = \frac{2}{5}x$$
$$100 =\frac{2}{5}x$$
$$x = \frac{5}{2}* 100$$
$$x = 250$$

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Re: If 25 percent of 400 is 40 percent of x, then x =  [#permalink]

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16 Oct 2017, 16:44
Bunuel wrote:
If 25 percent of 400 is 40 percent of x, then x =

(A) 65
(B) 160
(C) 250
(D) 260
(E) 440

We can create the following equation:

0.25(400) = 0.4x

100 = 0.4x

100/0.4 = x

250 = x

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