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# Which of the following is equal to 1/5 of the reciprocal of 0.004 perc

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Which of the following is equal to 1/5 of the reciprocal of 0.004 percent?

A. 0.5
B. 50
C. 500
D. 5,000
E. 50,000

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26 Jun 2018, 22:28
reciprocal of 0.004 = Recip(4/1000)
= 1000/4
= 250

1/5th of 250 = 50

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26 Jun 2018, 22:30
Bunuel wrote:
Which of the following is equal to 1/5 of the reciprocal of 0.004 percent?

A. 0.5
B. 50
C. 500
D. 5,000
E. 50,000

As the calculation we're asked to do is relatively straightforward, we'll just do it.
This is a Precise approach.

1/5 * 1/0.004 = 1/(5*0.004) = 1/0.02 = 50/1 = 50

(B) is our answer.
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Updated on: 27 Jun 2018, 03:15
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Solution

To find:
• The value of $$\frac{1}{5}$$ of the reciprocal of 0.004 percent

Approach and Working:
• The value of 0.004 percent = $$\frac{4}{1000}*\frac{1}{100}$$
• Reciprocal of the value of 0.004 percent = $$\frac{100000}{4}$$ = 25000
• $$\frac{1}{5}$$ of the value of the reciprocal of the value of 0.004 percent = $$25000 * \frac{1}{5} = 5000$$

Hence, the correct answer is option D.

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Originally posted by EgmatQuantExpert on 26 Jun 2018, 23:29.
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Updated on: 27 Jun 2018, 04:50
Did I miss something?

0.004=4/1000 but 0.004%=4/1000/100

Therefore I came up to answer D
Can someone explain Where I went wrong? I

Originally posted by LevanKhukhunashvili on 27 Jun 2018, 02:46.
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27 Jun 2018, 03:21
LevanKhukhunashvili wrote:
Did I miss something?

0.004=4/1000 but 0.004%=4/1000/100

Therefore I came up to answer A
Can someone explain Where I went wrong? I

Hey LevanKhukhunashvili,
Your approach is correct.
(4/1000)/100 = $$\frac{4}{100000}$$

Hence, reciprocal = $$\frac{100000}{4}$$ = 25000

$$\frac{1}{5}$$ of the reciprocal value = $$\frac{1}{5}$$ * 25000 = 5000
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27 Jun 2018, 03:46
Bunuel wrote:
Which of the following is equal to 1/5 of the reciprocal of 0.004 percent?

A. 0.5
B. 50
C. 500
D. 5,000
E. 50,000

Note: 0.004 percent

Given,

0.004 %
=0.004 / 100
= 0.00004

0.00004 = 4 / 100000

Reciprocal of 4 / 100000

= 100000 / 4
=25000

1/5 of 25000
=5000

Thus the best answer is D.
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25 Jul 2018, 00:22
Bunuel Is this really a +700 level question?
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25 Jul 2018, 00:24
shashankyele wrote:
Bunuel Is this really a +700 level question?

The difficulty level of a question is calculated automatically based on the timer stats from the users which attempted the question. So our stats say that it's 700 level.
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25 Jul 2018, 00:53
Thank you!
Another question, if i may; So as more people get the correct answer, the difficulty level goes down? And is time taken also factored into the difficulty level?
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25 Jul 2018, 00:55
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Thank you!
Another question, if i may; So as more people get the correct answer, the difficulty level goes down? And is time taken also factored into the difficulty level?

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25 Jul 2018, 03:12
Thanks for the patience and time Bunuel!
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25 Jul 2018, 07:27
Bunuel wrote:
Which of the following is equal to 1/5 of the reciprocal of 0.004 percent?

A. 0.5
B. 50
C. 500
D. 5,000
E. 50,000

$$\frac{1}{5}*\frac{100000}{4}$$

= 5000, Answer must be (D)
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26 Jul 2018, 16:26
Bunuel wrote:
Which of the following is equal to 1/5 of the reciprocal of 0.004 percent?

A. 0.5
B. 50
C. 500
D. 5,000
E. 50,000

1/5 of the reciprocal of 0.004 percent is:

1/5 x 1/(0.004/100) = 1/5 x 100/0.004 = 100/0.02 = 100/(2/100) = 10,000/2 = 5,000

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31 Jul 2018, 07:00
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01 Aug 2018, 07:42
First lets find the reciprocal of 0.004:

1/(0.004/100) = 1/(4/100,000) = 100,000/4

Now lets multiply by 1/5:

1/5 * 100,000/4 = 20,000 / 4 = 5,000

Option D
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