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If a is K percent of b, then b is what percent of 0.1a?

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If a is K percent of b, then b is what percent of 0.1a?

(A) 1/K
(B) 10/K
(C) 100/K
(D) 10,000/K
(E) 100,000/K

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If a is K percent of b, then b is what percent of 0.1a?

(A) 1/K
(B) 10/K
(C) 100/K
(D) 10,000/K
(E) 100,000/K



Assume a=10, K=10 and b=100

Now, we are asked 100 is what percentage of 0.1(10) = 1
b is nothing but 100 times or 10000% the value of a.

Evaluating answer options, with K = 10

(A) 1/K = 1/10
(B) 10/K = 1
(C) 100/K = 10
(D) 10,000/K = 1000

(E) 100,000/K = 10000% (Option E)
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If a is K percent of b, then b is what percent of 0.1a?

let's say a = 100 : K = 20 : B = 500

0.1a = 10

so the question is 500 is what percent of 10?

500 is 5000% of 10

(A) 1/K -> 1/20 : no too less
(B) 10/K : 10/20: no
(C) 100/K : 100/20 = 5 no
[(D) 10,000/K : 10,000/20 = 500 - no
(E) 100,000/K : 100,000/20 = 5000 Yes
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itisSheldon wrote:
If a is K percent of b, then b is what percent of 0.1a?

(A) 1/K
(B) 10/K
(C) 100/K
(D) 10,000/K
(E) 100,000/K


Given : \(a = \frac{K}{100} * b\) (a is K percent of b) ----- 1
solving this equation we get \(\frac{a}{b}=\frac{K}{100}\)

Let b be ' X ' percent of 0.1a

\(b = \frac{X}{100}* [0.1a]\) ----- 2

Rearranging
\(\frac{b}{a} = \frac{X*0.1}{100}\)

putting values of b/a from equation 1

XK = 100000

Therefore X = \(\frac{100000}{K}\)

Answer : E
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