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The numbers p and q are both positive. If p percent of 160 equals q pe

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P percent of 160 = \(\frac{P}{100}\)*160
Q percent of 40 = \(\frac{Q}{100}\)*40

\(\frac{P}{100}\)*160 = \(\frac{Q}{100}\)*40.

Solving gives 4P = Q.

Therefore \(\frac{P}{Q}\) = \(\frac{1}{4}\)

B is the answer.
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The numbers p and q are both positive. If p percent of 160 equals q percent of 40, then p/q=

A. Cannot be determined
B. 1/4
C. 2/5
D. 5/2
E. 4


\(\frac{p}{100}*160 = \frac{q}{100}*40\)

Or, \(4p = q\)

So, \(\frac{p}{q} = \frac{1}{4}\), Answer must be (B)
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1.6p=0.4q

\(\frac{p}{q}\)= \(\frac{0.4}{1.6}\)= \(\frac{1}{4}\)

Answer: B.

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160*p/100=40*q/100
4p=q
P/q=1/4

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