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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

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Bunuel wrote:
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

given
p/100*160=q/100*40
p/q=1/4
IMO B
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The numbers p and q are both positive. If p percent of 160 equals q pe  [#permalink]

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Bunuel wrote:
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

A simple translation of the words into an equation given us $$\frac{p}{100} * 160 = \frac{q}{100} * 40$$

Taking p and q to one side, we will get the value of $$\frac{p}{q}$$ which is $$\frac{100*40}{100*160} = \frac{1}{4}$$(Option B)
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