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# Twenty percent off 60 is one-third more than what number?

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Twenty percent off 60 is one-third more than what number?

(A) 16
(B) 30
(C) 32
(D) 36
(E) 48

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29 Mar 2019, 02:46
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Bunuel wrote:
Twenty percent off 60 is one-third more than what number?

(A) 16
(B) 30
(C) 32
(D) 36
(E) 48

20/100 * 60 = x/3
x= 36
IMO D
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29 Mar 2019, 08:11
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20% off 60. Does this mean 80% of 60? I might be over analyzing the 'off'.

80*60/100 = x*4/3 ( one third more than)

x = 48*3/4 = 36. (D)

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Updated on: 29 Mar 2019, 02:48
20 percent of 60=12

1/3rd of 20 percent of 60=4

Atq, 20% of 60 is 1/3rd more than what no means
12+4=no
No=16

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Originally posted by itsanujsingh on 28 Mar 2019, 23:40.
Last edited by itsanujsingh on 29 Mar 2019, 02:48, edited 1 time in total.
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29 Jun 2019, 14:06
Archit3110 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
Twenty percent off 60 is one-third more than what number?

(A) 16
(B) 30
(C) 32
(D) 36
(E) 48

20/100 * 60 = x/3
x= 36
IMO D

Hello Archit3110

Im a bit confused here, could you please explain to me why isn't like the following:

$$\frac{20}{100}* 60 = x + \frac{1}{3}$$

"one-third more than what number"
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30 Jun 2019, 05:27
Saurabhminocha wrote:
20% off 60. Does this mean 80% of 60? I might be over analyzing the 'off'.

80*60/100 = x*4/3 ( one third more than)

x = 48*3/4 = 36. (D)

Waiting for OA and expert's thoughts.

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I think that "off" in this case means "-". 20% off 60 = 48. And the answer is 36 as 48 is 1/3 more than 36.
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30 Jun 2019, 05:47
20 percent off 60=48

1/3rd of 20 percent off 60=12

Atq, 20% of 60 is 1/3rd more than what no = 36

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30 Jun 2019, 07:46
20%of 60= 12
and 12 is 1/3rd of 36 hence 36
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30 Jun 2019, 07:58
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Twenty percent off 60 ; 20%*60 =12
is means =
one-third more than what number = 1/3 *x

find value of x which x/3 = 12 ; x has to be 36

jfranciscocuencag wrote:
Archit3110 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
Twenty percent off 60 is one-third more than what number?

(A) 16
(B) 30
(C) 32
(D) 36
(E) 48

20/100 * 60 = x/3
x= 36
IMO D

Hello Archit3110

Im a bit confused here, could you please explain to me why isn't like the following:

$$\frac{20}{100}* 60 = x + \frac{1}{3}$$

"one-third more than what number"

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06 Aug 2019, 10:38
20% Off 60 = 48

48 = 4/3x => x = 36

Option D
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