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# What percent of 5 is 8?

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What percent of 5 is 8?

A. 37.5%
B. 60%
C. 62.5%
D. 125%
E. 160%

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10 Jan 2018, 05:53
3 = 60% of 5

8 = 100% + 60% = 160%
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10 Jan 2018, 06:30
Bunuel wrote:
What percent of 5 is 8?

A. 37.5%
B. 60%
C. 62.5%
D. 125%
E. 160%

What percent of 5 is 8

Translate word to equation 5(x/100)=8

x=(8/5)*100

x=160

Hence E
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10 Jan 2018, 07:06
Bunuel wrote:
What percent of 5 is 8?

A. 37.5%
B. 60%
C. 62.5%
D. 125%
E. 160%

Using MGMAT strategy, the question can be translated into (x/100)*5=8. Hence, x=160.
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10 Jan 2018, 08:19
Bunuel wrote:
What percent of 5 is 8?

A. 37.5%
B. 60%
C. 62.5%
D. 125%
E. 160%

$$\frac{8}{5}*100$$

= 160 %

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16 Jan 2018, 17:35
Bunuel wrote:
What percent of 5 is 8?

A. 37.5%
B. 60%
C. 62.5%
D. 125%
E. 160%

We can let x be the percent of 5 that is 8; thus:

(x/100) * 5 = 8

x/100 = 8/5

5x = 800

x = 160

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