Posted by **Jillian** on Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 9:23pm.

Please explain this problem:

25% of 162

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 9:26pm
See the first post I answered for you.

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**Tarun**, Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 9:27pm
Rule # one = When you see the percent sign its over 100! so x%=x/100

Rule # 2 = In word problems, when u see the word "of" it means multiplication symbol...well not in all cases but in most cases especially when dealing w. percent stuff.

so 25% of 162 means (25/100) times 162 which equals 41.

But also know that 25% is just saying one fourth of something.....like lets say u said...i am positive i got 1/4 of the test right and assume the test had 162 questions. basically you are saying i got "25% of 162" questions right.

Hope that helped!

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