Posted by **Mike** on Friday, February 22, 2008 at 11:46am.

Find a number such that 32 is 60% of the number.(decimal answer rounded to nearest tenth)

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**thuy**, Friday, February 22, 2008 at 11:55am
53.3

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**PsyDAG**, Friday, February 22, 2008 at 11:57am
Here is the process:

32 = 60%X = .6X

53.3 = X

Hope this helps a little more. Thanks for asking.

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**Guido**, Friday, February 22, 2008 at 4:36pm
You were given:

Find a number such that 32 is 60% of the number.

NOTE: Decimal answer rounded to nearest tenth.

Let x = number we want to find

The word [of] means to MULTIPLY in math.

The word [is] means EQUAL.

We now have this equation:

32 = 0.60(x)

Divide both sides by 0.60 to find x.

32/0.60 = x

53.3333333, etc = x

We round this decimal to the nearest tenths and we get

53.3 = x

Done!

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